San Luis Potosí is the capital of and most populous city in the Mexican state of the same name. The city lies at an elevation of about 6,000 feet. It has an estimated population of over 700,000 inhabitants in the city proper, and a population of over 1 million in its metropolitan area. This makes [...]
Taxco is the silver capital of Mexico and is widely known for handcrafted jewelry, silverware and other items.
Guanajuato’s Conflicted, but Colorful Colonial Past The ancient colonial city of Guanajuato, with a population of just over 150,000, is located in the center of the State of Guanajuato, an area covering nearly 12 thousand square miles. Guanajuato shares a turbulent, but colorful past with its sister city, Guadalajara, just a few hundred kilometers to [...]
by Scott Fleischmann on April 28, 2010 in Anthropology, Arts, Colima, Guanajuato -, Handcrafts, History, Jewelry, Locations, Oaxaca, Oaxaca Huatulco, Other, Pacific Ocean, Painting, Regions & States, Sculpture
For centuries, Mexican handcrafts have decorated the homes of those who have discerning tastes. From metals, like silver and copper, to pottery, blown glass, clay, wood and handmade paper, Mexico is a ‘Mecca’ of creative artwork.