Crafts of Mexico
CRAFTS OF MEXICO is a journey into the artistry, the perseverance, and the ingenuity of Mexico's craftspeople. It is a unique adventure into the work of Mexico's remarkable crafts and the lives of the varied people who make them. With the author, we visit and watch the craftperson at work as he or she fashions a variety of extraordinary objects.In this direct and intimate approach to the making of these handcrafted articles, the reader will watch the craftperson weave the pre-Conquest petate; mold the incomparable, classic black cántaro; and chisel the exquisite, painstakingly formed fish of silver. The reader will watch the colorful and bizarre tree of life as it takes shape, as well as the slap-dash assemblage of the papier-maché masks of Celara. For, this is the story of several particular craftspeople and their crafts, where they live, how they live, and the exact recording of how each craft is made.