September 1-30, 2016
UBC Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
The Mexiquenses Artisans are renowned as popular artists of profound sensibility and creativity that, despite the passing of time and external influences, have kept in their products the distinctive characteristics and cosmology of the five ethnic groups of the state: Matlazincas, Mazahuas, Otomíes, Nahuas y Tlahuicas. It is a cultural heritage that a significant number of mexiquenses strive to preserve and spread.
The artisans are distributed over 80 percent of the state territory, using materials offered by the nature of the region to produce unique pieces that cover the essential craft derivations.