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Guillermo Kahlo : Chronicles of Mexico

Wilhelm Kahlo  (26 October 1871 – 14 April 1941 ) was the father of Frida Kahlo.  He was born in the German Empire, son of a well to do jeweler.   He attended the University of Nuremberg and later travel to Mexico in 1891 . It is interesting to note that his father paid for his trip as ... Read More

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Barro Negro: The Art of Omar Fabian Black Clay from Oaxaca

I have been around clay all my life since I come from a family dedicated to the production of crafts made out of clay. As a child I was expected to help my parents because this was our livelihood. I must confess I never liked to work with clay and being a ceramist never even crossed my mind. Th... Read More

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The Piñata

Spanish When the first missionaries arrived in Mexico, they were faced with a very different way of life than the one they were used to.  The conquest meant not only taking over territories that had recently been discovered as America, but it was also the imposition of a language, Spanish customs... Read More

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The History of Mexican Pottery

"A peoples' creativity, its sensitivity and its finesse can all be appreciated through its pottery."  Herbert Read Art Historian Since the emergence of the  Olmec  culture, considered to be the mother of the Mesoamerican cultures, ceramics, pottery making, took an important place ... Read More

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The Carnivals of Mexico - Book Cover

The Carnivals of Mexico

Life is a carnival and we must keep singing... by Oscar Guzmán One of the most important times of the Catholic calendar is almost upon us: Lent. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, Catholics begin to prepare for the Easter celebration with prayers, small sacrifices of our favorite things , and personal re... Read More
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