While is is possible to find manufactured products in blister packs in rural Mexico, most of the goods in regular household use are made by hand. Earthenware pottery for storage and cooking, baskets, dyed cloth for skirts and blankets, hats, rope, metal tools - all formed, woven, or forged by hand. And while these goods are utilitarian, the shapes and designs passed down through generations of hands have refined them into art. All are beautiful.
Herewith a series of articles exploring the various elements of these arts, all of which are encoutered on our tours and workshops.
PURPURA! SHELL DYEING IN OAXACA, MEXICO
THE POTTERY OF SAN MARCOS TLAPAZOLA, OAXACA. PART I
THE POTTERY OF SAN MARCOS TLAPAZOLA, OAXACA. PART II
THE LAST OAXACAN SILK