Gente del Pueblo

read more

¡Viva la Causa! Dolores Huerta and the Struggle for Justice

read more

LA Plaza Foundation Releases Request For Qualifications/Proposals

read more

LA PLAZA FOUNDATION RECEIVES BOARD APPROVAL

read more

Sones con Los Hermanos

read more

Vamos al Mercado La Paloma

read more

Finding Food & Art in Boyle Heights

read more

Los Interns visit Homegirl Café

read more

Comiendo con los Interns

read more

Cambalache Kicks Off Summer Music Series!

read more

Artesanía Mexicana

Short Title: 
Now Open on the 3rd Floor
Date: 
Wed, 2011-09-21
Blog Images: 
Blog Images Autoplay: 
Do Not autoplay the blog images slideshow
Image to be used in box view: 

Now open on the 3rd Floor! From the collection of Ellen and Federico Jiménez

Artensanía or Mexican folk art and handcraft dates to pre-conquest time, although the term was coined in the last century.

Despite Spanish efforts to eliminate the prevalence of traditional practices, Artensanía survived over the centuries and was in turn influenced by European techniques.

The wide diversity of objects and materials, and the abundance of forms from all regions of Mexico have placed Artensanía at the forefront of creative, religious, and aesthetic expression.