Despite the fact that by far, most of Mexico's handcraft and folk art industry is supported by foreign tourism and collectors, the country does not really do enough to promote the communities that produce artesanía nor events related to them as tourist attractions in their own right. Too often, museums, galleries and government entities promote … Continue reading An education on Michoacan handcrafts in a single (Palm) Sunday
The work of an original can be somewhat hard to find in Mexican folk art, with many communities' emphasis on tradition. But sometimes, an artisan's creativity breaks these bounds such that it cannot be ignored. I must painfully admit that I have not always pushed myself to make those interpersonal connections that are so, so … Continue reading A second chance to get to know an original.