Come visit us and put a smile on your face…Celebrate the joy of the great country of Mexico… See the ART in folk art!
We’re open Tuesday-Friday 11-6, Saturdays 10-5
Closed on Sunday & Monday
Because over 90% of Mexico is Catholic, one finds lots of charming and beautiful hand-made religious folk art all over the country. The saints, above, are from Guatemala, another very Catholic country. Religion is a part of every day life in Mexico, from the home altar to crossing oneself in front of every church, to the pinning of milagros, to the omnipresent image of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Catholicism is not native to Mexico–the Spanish brought it with them in the 1500’s. In indigenous towns and villages one still finds religious practices that harken back to the days before the conquest.
If you’d like more about each of the pieces, click on the photo!
Zinnia Folk Arts at GUILD
4414 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN
Friday & Saturday, Dec 16, 17: 10-6
Sunday, Dec 18: 12-5
Monday-Friday, Dec 19-23: 10-6 (Yes, we’re open on Monday next week)
Saturday, Dec 24: 10-3
CLOSED on Christmas & Monday, Dec 26
Tuesday, Dec 27: 10-6
Select Online orders by Saturday, Dec 17 to assure Christmas delivery
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.
To see what we have currently available check our online store, right here!