A Quick Update

In 2010, we moved back to the small town in Colorado that I never stopped missing while we lived in Mexico. Now I sometimes miss Mexico, but I wouldn't travel as freely as we did when we were there, camping out in remote areas and so forth.

Mexico today is in a period of change, and in many ways it is more dangerous now. That said, I have plenty of American friends who still live there very happily, just taking a few more precautions than they did in the past.

Just to say!


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July 10, 2007 — Mexican handicrafts are so incredibly diverse and rich. They also provide much-needed income to many people, often being made by women in their homes. These corn husk dolls, and the baskets behind them, were being sold in a coop of such women in a nearby town, near Lake Chapala. This lower one is of a woman rowing on the lake

2 Comments from the old blog:
  • On March 16,2009 , La Tejana said…

    I was wondering if had contact information for the artist that make the corn husk dolls. I found one kind in San Antonio for $19 dollars. The price seems reasonable but I was wondering if I could get a better price direct from the artist. I will need about 20 dolls for my daughters quinceniera in June of 2010.

  • On March 16, 2009, I said…

    Luckily, we had been given a business card when we went there two years ago and even more luckily… I just found it!
    The dolls are made by a cooperative called "Mi Pueblito San Cristobal, in San Cristobal Zapotitlan, which you can get to by continuing around the lake… turning left after Jocotepec at the corner where you would turn right to go to Jocotepec.

    Of course, I don’t know if you are in San Antonio Texas or the nearby San Antonio Tlayacapan!

    The contact person for the cooperativa, at least two years ago, is C. Maria Florentian Osorio Rito. The coop is at Zaragoza #33-A in that town, if it hasn’t moved, and the phone number on the card is 387 76 321 67.
    Hope this helps, and hope you succeed!

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