Tenango Embroidery

Tenango Embroidery

Symbolic reflection of their colorful and generous land, are the embroidery of Tenango, Hidalgo. The flora and fauna of the place inspires the artisan community to create works of art on cotton canvases. As "Tenangos" are known these embroideries with threads of colors as intense and daily as this area of the country: beautiful, lush and sinuous in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. Unique pieces, small or large, adorn tables and walls of variety of spaces inside and outside of Mexico. Elaborated mostly by women, draftsmen and embroiderers, who from the earliest years receive the teaching of their mother, or...

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Lava Stone Carving

Lava Stone Carving

From the veins of Jalisco, from San Lucas Evangelista they extract the basaltic stone, raw material to create the best mortars and flat grindstone of Mexico, the first trade. Proud, the craftsmen say their ancestors have left traces to lead them to the mines. They free the stone by spout and shovel, or blowing it to their workshop. Keeping their tradition, they bring knowledge from parents to children thus honoring their ancestors. They evolve, working a technique that has given them fame, sculpting a variety of engraved pieces ranging from religious figures to animals, utensils, fountains as well as symbolism...

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Bloown Glass

Bloown Glass

The old technique of blown glass, emigrates from Puebla, to Mexico City and then to Jalisco in the early twentieth century, although it begins in Guadalajara, is mainly developed in Tlaquepaque and Tonalá. Intrinsic art in the creation and modeling of bubbles in molten glass, and gradual heat. Technique that made possible the frequent use of this material of great hardness and fragility at the same time, taking to all areas the painstaking work of skilled craftsmen in the creation of jewels, candelabra, ornaments, glasses, vases, artistic and useful. Expressions of art of great perfection, and dexterity, present in each...

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Burnished Clay

Burnished Clay

Black, white or red, is the color of the raw material, the clay that forms the modeling of variety of pieces created in Tonalá, Jalisco. Large blocks are removed from their soil after they are separated and grind to dust. Poured and pure, the water is added and the time takes care of this process, the fermenting, until it leaves it usable to create the pieces that later will be polished and decorated with precision and detail. Ancient, prehispanic technique in the creation of varied and original pieces that skillful hands adorn with pigments of earth and then rub with...

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