This is a retablo painted by Jesus Lorenzo. He is a member of a family of masters of Mexican folk art.
This family is from the state of Guerrero Mexico, a small village in the rio balsa area where most of the amate style painters live. Their work is in the style of the amate paintings that you see on bark paper but these are painted on masonite and laquered afterwards. Most depict dances, village scenes, saints, animals performing human acts, popular figures such as luchador wrestlers and skeletons along with the supernatural. T The entire family, including the youngest of children paint from an early age.
Wonderful shawl from Chamula, Chiapas. This garment is handwoven from the little sheep that are raised in small flocks there, spun on small top style spindles and then hand embroidered. In addition to looking great it is warm and super practical. We love a poncho.
The wool that goes to make this shawls is raised locally and spun on small top style spindles. This was purchased from the woman that made it.
Beautiful tassels made with silk, cotton and beads from Afghanistan. These are heavy and of high quality. They are old and rare and hard to find. I've searched for some time to come across a handful of really nice ones here.
I love these as wall and door adornments.
They measure about 24 inches.
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