Josefina Aguilar Clay Figures from Oaxaca

Josefina Aguilar, is one of the most well-known and beloved folk artists of Mexico. She lives near Oaxaca City and is world-renowned for her clay figures of various sizes depicting people living their daily lives. She learned her craft from her mother as did her three sisters. Both she and her sister, Guillermina, have been recognized as Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art, an award given a few years ago to about Mexican 185 artisans. The charm of these pieces is contagious and many people (including the Santa Fe Museum of International Folk Art) have huge scenes of funerals, baptisms, weddings, and markets.

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