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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Arden Aibel Rothstein and Anya Leah Rothstein, mother and daughter, live in New York City. Arden is a psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist in private practice and Chair of Academic Affairs, NYU Psychoanalytic Institute, NYU Medical Center where she is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry. She is also President of Friends of Oaxacan Folk Art,
a non-profit organization (www.fofa.us) founded in 2007 to contribute to the preservation and promotion of the folk arts of this region.

Anya is currently an undergraduate at Brown University (Class of 2010) - majoring in Education/Human Development - whose hobby
is photography. Since publication of the first edition of this book in 2002, she has organized educational visits by many featured Oaxacan artists who demonstrate their work and speak about their culture to students and museum visitors in the New York metropolitan area.

In 1998 Arden took her family to Oaxaca to share beloved memories of three teenage summers she spent there 45 years before.
Her love for and fascination with the area, especially its folk art and handicrafts and the creative spirit of their creators, were rekindled. Intrigued by visiting pueblos and meeting artists in their homes, Anya (almost exactly the age at which Arden first traveled to Oaxaca) joined in preserving its artistic tradition and treasures in photographs. In the course of preparing this book they have stayed in the same lovely home and eaten the same fabulous food lovingly prepared by Panchita, the same woman who cooked for Arden and her teenage friends. Most importantly, this project has served as Arden and Anya's justification for "having" to make many pilgrimages to their "second home."