My favorite places in Mexico – Plaza Loreto, Ciudad de Mexico

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The treasures of Mexico – FONART and their collection, part 2

THIS ITEMS ARE FOR SALE! JUST CONTACT ME ON  rama_dorada@hotmail.com or my twitter or facebook on the side of this post. After two weeks of talking to different people of SEDESOL Mexico, I finally got my permission to take photos inside of a FONART store. FONART is an governmental organization which foments craft producers and ethnic art in Mexico. They have stores all over Mexico, but I’m not sure how well they are known abroad. Well, I want to change that, so I’m going to write couple of articles about things they have. The store I took photos today is: Av. Patriotismo No. 691, Col. Mixcoac C.P. 03910 Tel. 50-93-60-60 E-mailtda_patriotismo@fonart.gob.mx Lunes a Viernes 10:00 a 20:00 Hrs, Sábados 10:00 a 19:00 Hrs, Domingos 11:00 a 17:00 Hrs All the data about FONART you can find on their SiteFacebook and Twitter. I would like to thank them for giving me and my readers the opportunity to see this lovely crafts. If you have a question about, special item or it’s price (YES, ALL ITEM ARE FOR SALE) you can leave me a comment or send me an e-mail on rama_dorada@hotmail.com. Don’t forget to fallow me on twitter and facebook.

The treasures of Mexico – FONART and their collection, part 1

After two weeks of talking to different people of SEDESOL Mexico, I finally got my permission to take photos inside of a FONART store. FONART is an governmental organization which foments craft producers and ethnic art in Mexico. They have stores all over Mexico, but I’m not sure how well they are known abroad. Well, I want to change that, so I’m going to write couple of articles about things they have. The store I took photos today is:

Av. Patriotismo No. 691, Col. Mixcoac C.P. 03910

Tel. 50-93-60-60

E-mail: tda_patriotismo@fonart.gob.mx

Lunes a Viernes 10:00 a 20:00 Hrs, Sábados 10:00 a 19:00 Hrs, Domingos 11:00 a 17:00 Hrs

All the data about FONART you can find on their Site, Facebook and Twitter.

I would like to thank them for giving me and my readers the opportunity to see this lovely crafts.

If you have a question about, special item or it’s price (YES, ALL ITEM ARE FOR SALE) you can leave me a comment or send me an e-mail on rama_dorada@hotmail.com. Don’t forget to fallow me on twitter and facebook.

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Specially about Mexico 1 – HACIENDA

Hacienda (UK: /ˌhæsiˈɛndə/US: /ˌhɑːsiˈɛndə/American Spanish: [aˈsjenda]) is a Spanish word for an estate. Some haciendas were plantations,mines, or even business factories. Many haciendas combined these productive activities. The hacienda system of Argentina, parts of Brazil,ChileMexico and New Granada was a system of large land-holdings that were an end in themselves as the marks of status (in Portuguese, the cognate term fazenda applies to the similar system in Brazil). The hacienda aimed for self-sufficiency in everything but luxuries meant for display, which were destined for the handful of people in the circle of the patrón.

Mexican hacienda system flourished for 300 years and developed achieved interesting level in life-style and architecture. Here are some photos.

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Hacienda San Antonio, Colima

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Hacienda San Antonio, Colima

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Hacienda San Antonio, Colima

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Hacienda Tenexac, Tlaxcala

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Hacienda Ochil, Yucatan

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Yucatan

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Hacienda Los Laurels

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Yucatan, Merida, Hotel Hacienda Xcanatun, Rooms Terrace

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hotel hacienda la magdalena guadalajara

My favorite places in Mexico – Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan

One of my favorite places in Mexico and first I’m going to present is Tzuntzuntzan in Michoacan. It’s located 30 km to the west from state capitol Morelia. It used to be capitol of Purhepecha tribe’s kingdom and in their language  it means “home of the humming  birds”. It is so dear to me due to it’s small pyramids, colorful and cheap market and independent culture. Here are some photos.

 

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Mexican vintage, or welcome to my world

Ok, this is French. It's mid century, covered in bits.

British plate, has a stamp of Copeland & Garret, which was produced from 1833 to 1847.

I'm not 100% sure, but I think this mask is from Chiapas, although it as couple of strange marks. It's a white man with a jaguar skalp and two snakes on each side of the face.

Beauty! Pay special attention to the big blue portador de agua.

Vintage canes

Other vintage masks. Pay attention to the mask of a man with penis nose. Probably fertility mask. Some from Michoacan, some from Oaxaca, some from Chiapas.

If you are interested in any of the items in this post check out my Etsy store or contact me on rama_dorada@hotmail.com. All of the items will be packed and safely send by DHL or FedEx.