A wonderful large-size South American silk painting depicting traditional tribal masks. Measuring more than one metre in height, this artwork has a real presence when hung on a wall.
This is an original artwork, not a silk-screen print but a real hand-painted artwork on silk.
Framed in a traditional manner using unpainted softwood frame.
Probably of Mexican origin, although I’ve not been able to place this piece of tribal art precisely. Indistinctly signed by the artist along the bottom edge.
Large size, frame measuring 83 cm x 101 cm
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Mexican Silk Painting – an overview
Traditional Mexican silk paintings are a South American art form that has been around for centuries. They are typically made of natural dyes, which makes them more expensive than their synthetic counterparts. These paintings have many benefits to offer, but choosing the right one can be difficult if you don’t know what to look for. In this article, we will go over some common questions about traditional Mexican silk paintings and provide answers so that you can select the perfect piece!
How are traditional Mexican silk paintings made? Traditional South American silk painting is an ancient art form that has been passed down through generations. The process starts with a wooden frame, which the artist then stretches tightly onto before applying paint to create their masterpiece. They will typically apply many layers of paint until they achieve the desired look and feel for their traditional Mexican silk painting.
Handcrafts or artesanías are a colourful and creative reflection of Mexican culture through traditional Mexican folk art. They are a mix of indigenous and Hispanic arts traditions that continue to be used as furnishings in local homes.
Mexican folk art is an important part of Mexican culture and heritage today. The bright colours, beauty, and oddity drew tourists to them.
Artesanías are any handicrafts or folk art produced by indigenous people using time-tested techniques. Paintings, vessels, textiles, plates, clothing, toys, religious and festival items, leatherwork, pottery, and ornamental goods may all be found.
Mexican Folk Art uses a wide range of forms, colours, and materials. This is attributable to the fact that Mexico is home to a variety of metals, clays, fibres, stones, paper, wood, and dyes. Some are quite unique and renowned throughout the world.
If you want to get a better understanding of Mexican silk painting and connect with its distinct character, start by learning about the individuals from these indigenous communities who created the works.
The main groups of Mexican traditional folk art are: