Mexico Buying Trip January 2017 – Part 1

Our store owner, Marcia Lucas, has embarked on her journey towards Oaxaca, Mexico this month! There, she will curate a variety of unique folk art pieces as well as handmade clothing from many different artists in and around the state of Oaxaca. Below are some photos from Marcia while on her road trip across the beautiful country. Read the small captions below each photo for information on where the photo was taken.

(This post is part 1 of a many part photo series. Check back for more updates sometime in the next few weeks!)

On the road in Mexico. My favorite “Three Sister” Joshua Trees, in Matehuala, San Luis Potosí. These are massive tree beings on the grounds of Las Palmas Hotel.
Matehuala, Three Sisters. Here I am leaning against one of the Sisters. Que magnifico, such magnificent trees in this high desert country. I love the way their branches intertwine .
This is the wonderful Via Organica Mural, in San Miguel Allende Guanajuato.
Me in front of Tree of life portion of Via Organica mural.
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Huichol family studio.
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Some of Our Huichol bracelets and earrings and necklaces are made by this young woman. Her brothers and father Rosedio have made the yarn paintings we carry.

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Visiting Master tin artist Beto in his Studio.
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I had the good fortune to be in Beto’s taller when his father, Santiago dropped in for a visit. He was Beto’s teacher and began training his son his art and craft when Beto was 8 years old. Beto shared with me that he trained and worked in his father’s shop for 14 years until he was 22 and then started his own workshop. Beto, a master tin artist now has some 34 years running his own studio.