Mexican Folk Art

Lacquerware is one of Mexico's oldest crafts, pre-dating Spanish times.

Chest from the late 19th century.



Talavera jar, Mexican version of the Spanish majolica ware . 19th century.




Tree of Life, an image that goes back to Mayan times .1930s.


Mexican folk art


An alebrije wood carving from the Oaxaca area.First carved by Pedro Linares in the 1930s

A good flickr set.


earthenware lion banks, 1930s.



Devil, showing the wages of sin. 1930s



Portrait Pitchers, early 20th cent .


Oaxacan Ceramics: Traditional Folk Art by Oaxacan Women

Prized by collectors worldwide, Oaxacan crafts are among the most popular forms of folk art today. This celebration of Mexican ceramics combines a gallery of more than one hundred stunning photographs with an insightful text that illuminates the artistry and the artists


 A Collector's Passion: Five Decades of Mexican Folk Art


ABeCedarios: Mexican Folk Art ABCs in English and Spanish

This illustrated book for children introduces the alphabet, using painted wooden sculptures of animals made by the Jimâenez family, descendents of Manuel Jimâenez from Oaxaca, one of the founders o


A horseman wearing a sarape. Saltillo is famous for sarapes

sarape, 1930s

Indian women wearing huipils in the 1830s . Huipil comes from the Nahuatl uipilli, meaning 'blouse' is a form of Maya textile and tunic or blouse worn by indigenous Mayan, Zapotec, and other indigenous women in central to southern Mexico.

Oaxacan women wearing huipils


 Mexican Fine Arts Museum


Modern Mexico



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