|Detail from life size ceramic "balem", the Jaquar|
"Folk art is born from daily life, ceremony and tradition as a response to surroundings, history and world view. Transmitted from one generation to the next, incorporating the innovations of the individual creator....it is never static.... and is a means of gaining insight into the life of a people..."
Presented here is but a very small sample of Mexico's rich folk art heritage.
|Brunido "burnished" and Majolica ceramics|
|Day of the Dead procession|
|Arbol de la Vida, tree of life from central Mexico|
|El barro verde de Oaxaca, the green mud of Oaxaca, ceramics|
|Examples of embroidery and "back-strap" loom textiles, various regions|