book serves as both an armchair guide for learning about and enjoying
the lore of Oaxaca's folk art, as well as a hands-on guide for those
who plan to visit the region and develop their own folk art itineraries
-- the perfect tool for creating a one-of-a-kind vacation.
A mother-daughter team introduces the spectrum
of Oaxacan folk arts: ceramics, textiles, woodcarving, metal work,
miniatures and toys, jewelry, candles, basketry and dried flower crafts.
A chapter on the Day of the Dead highlights its profound influence
on many of these classes of folk art.
Celebrating the transmission of artistic traditions from generation to generation
in some of the most talented artist families in Oaxaca, 100 outstanding
artists belonging to 50 families are featured. Their works, crafted from
natural materials, incorporate unique blends of indigenous myths with ancient
patterns and techniques, many of which have been preserved for hundreds
Biographical and technical information is illustrated with over 700 glorious
color photographs of the artists and their works. A useful resource section
includes a list of shops and markets in Oaxaca City and 13 of its surrounding
pueblos, maps locating the artists homes, family trees, and a glossary
of frequently-used terms that apply to these folk arts.
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