To Contact: This artisanís page is part of the Feria Maestros del Arte website, a non-profit organization providing a yearly venue for Mexican folk artisans to come together to sell their work. If you wish to purchase the artisan's work other than at the Feria, you MUST contact them directly.
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________ also strives to return to the old Oaxacan designs, relics and sacred art with the purpose of guarding their designs for posterity.
Without a doubt one of the least known and most beautiful expressions of Mexican folk art is hojalata (tin art work). Known by the people that work it as “the noble metal” and others as “the poor man’s silver,” tin has been shaped, stamped, punched and cut into a wide variety of artwork. Mexican artisans have specialized in mixing different elements to create unique works of art. The origins of punched metal seems to be lost in the mists of time.
Tin was used by humans as early as the Bronze Age. Because it is so soft, it can be rolled, pressed, or hammered into extremely thin sheets (tin foil), Mexico's tin art is still very popular today and it dates back in Mexico's history to the 1500s. Candleholders, plates, frames and other household objects are made from this popular metal and are often hand painted in bright colors.
For Adriana, craftsmanship in metals is not only a way of life - pride in creating unique designs from his unending inspiration.