Arts And Crafts Of Mexico
by Chloe Sayer
special photography by David Lavender
Thames & Hudson, 2000, ISBN 0500276145, colour and black and white photograph plates and photographs throughout, paperback with wraps
Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing to edges and corners, no inscriptions (see photographs)
'Arts and Crafts of Mexico reveals the vigour of Mexican textile designs, perhaps unsurpassed elsewhere in the America; the huge variety of ceramics, from rustic pots to sophisticated maiolica ware; jewellery ranging from horses and alligators of beaten silver to simple necklaces of coloured seeds; charming and ingeniously inventive folk toys; ritual arts produced for celebration at fiestas and for divine protection; and a host of other crafts, including wood carving, basketry and metalwork. A reference section completes the book, providing detailed advice on collecting Mexican folk art, a Glossary, Bibliography and 'Peoples of Mexico' guide.'