Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Artistry of Mexico

Alright,  we need to say right from the start that we LOVE Mexico !!!

One of the fun things about having a business is sourcing product. And we just spent 3 wonderful weeks where we overwhelmed with the colour,  workmanship,  textiles and architecture of this extraordinary country.

Mexico has a rich cultural heritage,  drawing from a number of Pre-Columbian (think Incan,  Mayan and Olmec just to name a few) civilisations as well as the artistry and crafts that the Spanish brought with them.  This mix of old and new world skills have been the influence for artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera as well as numerous Architects,  Writers and artisans,  many of whom still use traditional techniques to produce their wares.

Whilst we can’t bring back everything we saw, we do want to share some of the more interesting or fun items we came across (like this photo we took to remind us how happy the Mayans were 🙂