TIN WORK (“Hoja de Lata”) of Oaxaca City

Tin work, or “hoja de lata,” dates back to the 16th century.  It is primarily produced in the Xochimilco section of the city of Oaxaca.  A wide range of tin pieces for decorative and utilitarian use is created by the best artisans, some of which are decorated with bright colors in lacquer. Typical designs include Christmas decorations, mirrors, lamps, trees of life, candleholders, and lanterns.

Other Options
Sign up for our E-News
NOVEMBER 2014 NEWSLETTER

Making Some Dreams Come True: Helping Young Folk Artists

>> Sign Up for Our Newsletter to Read More


NEW WEBSITE FOR YOUNG ARTISTS

Pursuing Artistic Dreams

>> Click Here to Read More

VIEW OUR SHORT FILM

Oaxacan Popular Arts in the New Millennium, Nurturing Young Artists

Friends of FOFA