Home Grown Mexican Art

December 28, 2012 by
Categories: Mexico

The most productive treeThe moment that I walk through the doorway of Colon #15 only a few blocks from San Cristóbal Zapotitlán’s central plaza, I realize that the Ostrich Ranch tour is about to be displaced as the high point of my trip with Mexican art.

The house is unassuming, a stucco home not unlike many others on the street. Only a hand lettered sign next to the front door gives any hint of what’s within:

CANASTAS de PALMA y MANUALIDADES CON HOJAS de MAIZ
Palm Baskets & Corn Husk Crafts

The rooms are typically small, the walls stuccoed and the floors tiled.

The house is sparsely furnished except for a well-worn display cabinet and shelves on which stands a virtual army of intricately fashioned miniature figures, dozens of woven baskets, and vibrantly lifelike artificial flowers.

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