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Anne Damon fell in love with Mexico and Mexican folk art in high school when she studied Spanish for the summer in Toluca, Mexico. On that first trip, Anne returned to the United States with a tree of life from Puebla, several baskets, silver jewelry from Taxco and what was to become a life long love for all things Mexican. As a collector of Mexican folk art for over 25 years, researching and seeking the finest folk artists and Mexican crafts of a variety of styles in the many small towns of Mexico, Anne has developed an eye for well-made traditional and unusual contemporary Mexican crafts. Anne has a MA in Arts Administration and was a Research Assistant at the Science Museum of Minnesota focusing on the Donald & Dorothy Cordry collection of Mexican Folk Art. To bring you the variety & quality of folk art for which we are known, she visits different regions of the country and purchases directly from artisans, visiting them in their homes or studios all over Mexico. She also shops in local mercados and a few Mexico-based folk art dealers to bring you interesting and unique pieces.
Because everything in the shop is selected in person by Anne, there are not many copies of the same object. If you fall in love with something, buy it! There's no guarantee there will ever be another one. Everything is handmade, everything is made in Mexico (unless otherwise labeled) and everything is chosen for its quality and beauty.
We support the continued survival of the variety and excellence of folk art traditions all over the great country of Mexico. We believe in educating our customers about Mexican folk art and welcome your questions about the pieces you see on our website or in our Minneapolis shop. Your purchase allows us to travel to Mexico, to find, to buy from and to support Mexican artisans at the same time we are growing our business.