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#23 The artistic tradition: more than Talavera

Translucent stone, tile black mud and bright colors. Backstrap looms and hand embroidering. Paper and sacred trees of life.

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They call the city of Talavera of Puebla. From Cholula Atlixco to continue to make artisan workshops tile facades that makes wonders as the House of Dolls and temples like Acatepec. Visit the workshops and take home delicate crockery, or carefully hand-painted vases. Do not miss going to  Alarca Museum and the José Luis Bello y González Museum museum to admire the finest modern and antique pieces..

But not all is Talavera pottery in Puebla. You will also find black earthenware pots in the Barrio de la Luz, in Amozoc or in Tehuacan and in Izúcar of Matamoros, the famous tree of life. Amozoc is also famous for its silver.

The stone is another ubiquitous material. In Tecali marble, onyx and alabaster works. Here the very altar of kings was carved Puebla´s Cathedral.

Amate paper  of San Pablito is a 

handicrafts more directly connected with the local spirituality. A technique used in rituals, where the white paper identified with the positive and the dark paper with gloom. Dietary fiber is also used in Tonanzintla for handicrafts with grosgrain.

Statewide, but especially in the Sierra, the expert hands of indigenous women weave their looms waist blouses, blankets, shawls and scarves decorated with embroidery typical of each population. In Pahuatlán or  Cuetzalan Craft Market you will see them work each design with infinite care. Women's cooperatives throughout the Sierra are working to keep alive this craft. Wood, basketry, leather and wax are also working. And, of course, the famous Christmas Chignahuapan areas

Go shopping to market  Parian in Puebla and around to admire the work of artisans from Puebla.

 

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Tip: Visit the Shopping section for a complete listing of workshops and craft shops.

Best pictures: Talavera in architecture from Puebla: facades, domes, kitchens ...

You will be surprised: : The colorful embroidered with beads of Sierra Mágica.

Do not leave without ... Visiting the small potteries in the Barrio de la Luz, at Av. Camacho 14 South.

Made in Puebla: The guild dedicated to Talavera pottery was founded in 1653. Today its production is controlled by the Control Board of the Designation of Origin Talavera.

Mark on your calendar: The Tree ans Sphere Glass Fair of Chignahuapan in November. Huipil Fair and Coffee Fair in Cuetzalan on November 4th.

 
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