Paper and cloth in the north

Noted dollmaker Mayra René calls Bertha Garcia the "queen" of cartonería in northeastern Mexico. Garcia began working with paper in 1989. At that time, she and other women in her family decided to do something with the stacks of old newspaper that her grandmother had in her house. Their first idea was to roll strips … Continue reading Paper and cloth in the north

Tenango embroideries as canvases

Since the early 20th century, there has been an exchange between the handcraft and fine arts worlds in Mexico. Although at times there are drawbacks to this exchange, it has mostly been to the benefit of both worlds. One recent and unusual example of this is an exhibiton that was at the Museo Internacional del … Continue reading Tenango embroideries as canvases