Jewerly Maker

Jewerly Maker

There is evidence that the first objects made in metal by man were used for decoration. Pre-Columbian cultures mastered gold and silver and used precious stones to embellish the creation of jewels and ornaments of chiefs and priests. Goldsmithing is distinguished by aesthetics and by the uniqueness of its motifs. Various techniques shared among Taxco artisans, Mexico and Oaxaca, among others, enriched their know-how and allowed the natural talent to evolve among them, resulting in the creation of traditional pieces of jewelry: earring arts, pomegranate and pomegranate necklaces, crosses and bracelets, inspired by motifs, frets and symbology of the archaeological...

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Wood Work

Wood Work

The art of working wood has been a standard practice in Mexico for over five hundred years. The carpenter, skillful in his trade, built the primitive dwellings with materials of their surroundings, by cutting, sawing, matching, and fitting the boards or beams until they were assembled. Furniture, doors, toys, and utensils have been made by parents inheriting this trade to their children. Throughout time tradition and innovation have evolved this noble trade with new techniques, the treatment of wood, the use of tools for the creation of functional and at the same time aesthetic objects, as well as the revaluation...

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Obsidian Carving

Obsidian Carving

By pre-columbian cultural heritage The valley of Teotihuacán, Mexico, is rich in the artistic manifestation of the carving of the obsidian stone, volcanic glass that by its color, shine and hardness contrasts gradually colorations that are diluted between black and gray. Holder of aesthetic values and ritual symbolism since ancient Mexico, obsidian has been an excellent material for making knives, pen knives and projectile points. In polishing it, expert sculptors have obtained reflective surfaces to make mirrors, masks, sculptures and scepters, as well as earrings, beads and badges with which they decorated the images of the gods and adorned the...

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Pedal Loom

Pedal Loom

Through the passing of time, the handmade looms and their precise mechanisms based on sticks, weave the threads of wool that gives the shape to the fabric. Composed of a cluster of threads, the pedal loom, usually operated by men, vertically organizes the "warp" and horizontally "the plot". The method of warping is given by passing the warp above and below the weft, crossing it repeatedly until weaving the fabric. Fabric artists produce mainly wool fabrics, by weaving yarns dyed with natural dyes in cheerful colors for the creation of original looms with which they make all kinds of garments...

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Metalwork Cutlery

Metalwork Cutlery

Handmade cutlery in the state of Jalisco is made mainly in Sayula. Functional and attractive is an example of cultural wealth. A millennial instrument, the knife is manufactured with special skill by meticulous craftsmen who mostly work in small workshops and have received the precious craft from generation to generation. With steel, copper, bronze and iron, with rod, iron plates, springs and steel arrows you obtain the raw material to soften it, to change it by force of precise, repeated blows, and turn it into artistic creations, plates, knockers, or knives that are then complemented by handles, unique pieces made...

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