Wandering Gypsy was on the road again! (just like one of our favorite "Willie Nelson" song). We recently returned from Zacatecas, Mexico (which is 8000 ft in altitude with steep streets and alleys). This amazing city is a work of art in itself! Everywhere we looked, we saw fine works of art adorning the walls of public spaces, restaurants and shops.
Zacatecas is the home to renowned artists such as Painters Francsico Goitia, Pedro Coronel, Rafael Coronel and Manuel Felguerez, who created influential works of art that still resonate today. We found several beautiful museums displaying works of major Mexican painters and other artists from around the world. Visitors have the opportunity to view many impressive works of art.
Zacatecas is also famous for its silver mines. During the colonial period, the largest silver mine in all of Mexico was located in the center of Zacatecas, therefore ranking 2nd only to Mexico City in importance to Spain. The importance of Zacatecan silver to early Mexico cannot be overstated. The silver in Zacatecas was one of the main source of revenue for colonial/early Mexico. This mine is no longer operational and is maintained as a historical point of interest opened to the public and worth a visit.
Wandering Gypsy met with several award winning silversmiths and obtained beautiful traditional and unique modern works of wearable art. In addition to silver, we acquired Huichol yarn art and Catrinas.
Our journey continued to Tlaquepaque on a comfortable first class bus. We passed several small towns arriving six hour later to our destination. Tlaquepaque is a charming town very close to Guadalajara, Jalisco. During our stay in Jalisco we attended the "Concurso Nacional de Ceramica" (National Competition of Ceramic Arts) procuring several award winning works of ceramic art for purchase on the "Wandering Gypsy".
"Wandering Gypsy" update!
Today we have just received a shipment of amazing items: 1) The most recent beautiful "Lupita Dolls" from the distinguished ceramic "NAJACO" workshop, makers of "Premium Lupita Dolls". 2) Hand blown "lead free" recycled glassware in several colors & styles. Each piece of glassware item is individually mouth blown by Master Craftsmen. 3: Beautiful, unique and exquisite "Ceramic Horses" from the workshop of the world renowned designer "David Luna".
The "art and treasures for your life and home" are now available for you to purchase and enjoy at wanderinggypsyart.com