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I would love to have this as a table runner - Maya Weaver Chiapas Mexico | Ilhuicamina, via Flickr

I would love to have this as a table runner - Maya Weaver Chiapas Mexico | Ilhuicamina, via Flickr

Heron- the artist, Alebriijes, depicts an innovative and unreal spirit of the Oaxaqueno soul

Heron- the artist, Alebriijes, depicts an innovative and unreal spirit of the Oaxaqueno soul

Diablo mask  Colima    11 inches, wood, paint, cloth fringe, glitter    Devil masks usually depicted men with horns. A typical performance would be one in which Lucifer and his band of devils try to conquer the earth, only to be driven back underground by the power of Christianity. Beating a devil in a ritual battle would be symbolic of defeating death, and of bringing an end to hardship. Even today, devil mask-making contests continue this artistic tradition in Mexico.

Diablo mask Colima 11 inches, wood, paint, cloth fringe, glitter Devil masks usually depicted men with horns. A typical performance would be one in which Lucifer and his band of devils try to conquer the earth, only to be driven back underground by the power of Christianity. Beating a devil in a ritual battle would be symbolic of defeating death, and of bringing an end to hardship. Even today, devil mask-making contests continue this artistic tradition in Mexico.

Mexican Folk art (Huichol) The Sacrifice, Galleria Atotonilco.  Artists:  Maximino Hdez  and his wife Karina Carillo.

Mexican Folk art (Huichol) The Sacrifice, Galleria Atotonilco. Artists: Maximino Hdez and his wife Karina Carillo.

Decorate your home or party with these festive and classically Mexican paper banners! Known as "Papel Picado" in Mexico, the small banners are strung together to form a single 13-foot colorful streamer, while the large banners are strung together to form a massive 17-foot streamer!  Plus any streamer can be tied to another to create even greater lengths!  Perfect for lively occasions including dances and birthday parties, they've been a tradition in Mexico for decades.

Decorate your home or party with these festive and classically Mexican paper banners! Known as "Papel Picado" in Mexico, the small banners are strung together to form a single 13-foot colorful streamer, while the large banners are strung together to form a massive 17-foot streamer! Plus any streamer can be tied to another to create even greater lengths! Perfect for lively occasions including dances and birthday parties, they've been a tradition in Mexico for decades.

#SabiasQue El nombre de las “trajineras” de Xochimilco comenzaron a ponerse gracias a que los catrines querían personalizarlas con el nombre de sus prometidas o novias. #DidYouKnow The name of Xochimilco’s “trajineras” were given by the catrines to customize them with the name of their fiancees or girlfriends.

#SabiasQue El nombre de las “trajineras” de Xochimilco comenzaron a ponerse gracias a que los catrines querían personalizarlas con el nombre de sus prometidas o novias. #DidYouKnow The name of Xochimilco’s “trajineras” were given by the catrines to customize them with the name of their fiancees or girlfriends.

Mexican Folk art, Tree of Life, Galleria Atotonilco. Artists: Claudio Ojeda and Teresa Gonzalez.

Mexican Folk art, Tree of Life, Galleria Atotonilco. Artists: Claudio Ojeda and Teresa Gonzalez.

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