Los Amigos Del Arte Popular is a national, non-profit organization comprised of collectors and aficionados of Mexican folk art. Practiced by Mexico’s indigenous people, and melding both originally Mexican and Spanish colonial art, Mexican folk art has a rich tradition which we invite you to explore here. Our website showcases the popular art of Mexico including danced masks, lacquer ware, clay pottery, paper mache and more.  You will also find Pre-Colombian art and Spanish Colonial art as well as art inside the small museums of Mexico.

Artisan Profile: Cecelia Bautista Caballero, Indigo Feather Rebozo Weaver

Cecelia Bautista Caballer

Born in 1939, Cecillia Bautista Caballero is a proud descendant of the indienous Purepecha people from Ahuiran, Michoacan, a village on the Tarascan plateau near Uruapan. For generations the women Continue reading

Artisan Profile: Manuel Reyes and Marisela Gomez, Ceramic Artists

artisan profile - manuel reyes and marisela gomez

Ceramic artist, sculptor and painter, Manuel Reyes, lives off the beaten path, Santo Domingo Yanhuitlan, in a small Mixtec pueblo located about an hour-and-a-half north of Oaxaco City, off the Carretera Nacional toll road to Mexico City, with his wife, Marisela, also an accomplished artist, and their two children. Manuel has been described Continue reading

Artisan Profile: Esperanza Hernandez Diaz and Albertina Gomez Perez, Ceramic Artists

Esperanza Hernandez Diaz

Esperanza learned pottery-making at a young age, like all the other women in the village. When she got married at the age of 17, she moved in with her husband´s family and started working with her sister-in-law, Albertina Gómez Pérez. Amatenango is known as “The Chiapas Capital of Pottery,” where local women artisans display and sell their works under covered arches, …. Continue reading