Oaxacan Art Auction
~Black Clay Jewelry Auction~
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~ Felina's Antique Huipil Boutique ~
The Huipil is the most common traditional garment worn by indigenous women in Mexico and Central America. A tunic-like garment made from panels of intricately woven cloth, Huipilles are known for their complex decorations, vibrant colors, and beautiful embroidery, ribbons, and lace. Huipiles have been worn long before the arrival of the Spanish in the Americas and continue to be produced by artisans and worn by women today.
~Fabians Family Black Clay Jewelry~
One of the most enduring ancestral craft forms in Oaxaca, Mexico is Barro Negro (or “black clay”) pottery. A tradition of the Zapotec and Mixtec peoples of Mexico’s central valley, Barro Negro is distinguished by its unique color, sheen, and design elements as well as its functional purpose in daily life. Whether in the form of pottery or sculpture, Barro Negro continues to represent the artistic traditions of Oaxaca and is valued internationally as an example of ancient ancestral technique that continues to be relevant and prized today.
~ Jimenez Family Original Alebrijes ~
One of the most recognizeable forms of folk art in Mexico are Alebrijes, which are brightly colored sculptures of fantastical or mythical creatures. Since its origins in Mexico City in the 1930’s, this art form has spread across the country and taken on diverse regional characteristics which make it popular with collectors and tourists alike. Oaxacan Alebrijes are made of carved copal wood and decorated with elaborate, intricate patterns of vibrant, colored paint.
Proceeds will help to fund the Documentary, Muxe: The Language of Art & Culture, Spring 2021.