Our pieces are available just in USA. There is a button on each piece to know more about the artists. If a piece is out of stock we can make one similar (not the same because they are handmade). Corn husk pieces are just for commission. Thank you!
Wisconsin, Morelos, Quintana Roo
Cartonería is a traditional technique that is used in Mexico for the main celebrations: Easter with Judas celebrating the triumph against the evil , the Day of the Dead with Catrinas, calaveras and festive skeletons, Christmas with our traditional colorful piñatas. There are different structure techniques, some artists use reeds for making monumental papier-mâché sculptures, another pieces are made with wire structure, and some of them with molds, created with clay or pottery). “Cartoneros” is the name which is assigned to our profession (the papier-mâché artists). The cartoneros from Folk Art Collective: Marván Folk Art, RCL Gerardo Figueroa (who also is a clay sculptor) and Morales family like to continue with this traditional technique, but you will see different and unique styles according to each artist.
Pottery is one of the main techniques in Mexican folk art. The artists from this Collective: Flor Molina with monumental sculptures from Guerrero, and Peguero García Family working the red pottery from Oaxaca, create our own material with natural elements and traditional techniques, having a symphony with nature.
You will find in our pieces topics that are related to our traditions and to nature elements that we use to create surrealist sculptures.
Some of us have learned from generation to generation.
Mexico City, Tlaxcala, Chiapas
The textiles that you will find in our Collective are handmade using prehispanic traditional techniques as weaving with natural dyes from Netzahualcoyotl studio from Tlaxcala and Nadia Figueroa from Mexico City. Textiles artists usually work in a family studio, where we create functional art. You also will see our colorful embroidery in clothes from Chiapas, and the handmade hammocks from Hamacalli, a community of women from Copalillo, Guerrero. In some parts of Mexico where the weather is very warm we use hammocks instead of beds. Making one piece that you see here, can take us weeks or months to make, from preparing the wool or cotton, making our own dyes, and weaving them.
Totomoxtle is the traditional name that we give in Mexico to the corn husk. Usually the farmers use them for feeding the animals, but you can see in this pieces the beauty that you can create with them. Making a piece with corn husk is a challenge, due to the harsh texture to your hands. You have to clean them first and dye them, then the creation process starts.