PAPIER MACHE

Papier mâché is a craft that was not commonly seen in Oaxaca, and one not indigenous to this area. It was Pedro Linares, a Mixe native of Oaxaca who moved to and worked in Mexico City, who brought recognition to this artform with his “alebrijes.”

However, in recent years, some artists in Oaxaca have increasingly used this medium – one that offers added interest, because it can be combined with the desire to recycle organic materials, e.g., the skin of the mango.

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