Lecture: Folk Art

The Spanish Crown's decision to acculturate the native Mesoamericans resulted in a new mixed breed of Mexicans, and the combination of elements from both worlds introduced new foods, customs and religious principles. Mexicans learned to use new technology brought from Europe to make their work easier, such as weaving, pottery, farming and newly introduced trades. Guilds and fine art schools were established and the manufacturing of goods and art began to grow. This is a brief overview showing how present day Mexican artisans create the magic of 30 centuries of cultural heritage, bringing joy, fun, and beauty into our lives, and helping to keep them proudly connected to their past.