Making a comeback with a bang

Most of us envision Mexican handcrafts and folk art as a timeless tradition, representative of a quiet, dignified life free from the cacophony of much of human interaction. And certainly this can be found. However, there is one product that has had a controversial past. Southern Europe originated a tradition of burning an effigy of … Continue reading Making a comeback with a bang

A grandmother’s gift

She was one of four girls, but she was the only one who took interest in the making of dolls. Making dolls was a family tradition going back at least to her grandmother’s generation. At around 8 years of age she began to go over to her grandmother’s house to watch her make dolls. These … Continue reading A grandmother’s gift