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  • Mexican Embroidery Of Oaxaca
    February 23, 2019

    Mexican Embroidery Of Oaxaca

    The communal and everyday nature of embroidery in Mexico is enthralling and of particular interest was it’s role amongst women. Many of the artisans had been taught by their mothers and grandmothers from the ages of 5 and 6. The...

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  • The Creation of Alebrijes
    February 23, 2019

    The Creation of Alebrijes

    Native to the Valley of Oaxaca in Mexico, alebrijes are animals that escaped the nightmares of an artist and appear as a variety of different species - both real and fantastic. These whimsical animals are rare and unique. Alebrijes have horns, antlers, wings, fins,...

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  • The Woman who Invented Barro  Negro (Black Pottery)
    February 23, 2019

    The Woman who Invented Barro Negro (Black Pottery)

    The barro negro (black pottery) tradition in Oaxaca, Mexico, dates to the early 1950s, although its predecessor, the grey, utilitarian cántaro of San Bartolo Coyotepec has a tradition going back a couple of thousand years. The most common pottery form in...

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