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Mexican Vintage Straw Art (Popote Art or Popotillo)

 

Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a very lovely straw-art scene of a dashing charro and his lovely senorita, c. 1940's.  Main photo of the straw-art charro and his girlfriend. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a very lovely straw-art scene of a dashing charro and his lovely senorita, c. 1940's.  Closeup photo showing the charro's face. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a very lovely straw-art scene of a dashing charro and his lovely senorita, c. 1940's.  Another closeup photo of the charro and his senorita.
BC-9: Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a very lovely straw-art scene of a dashing charro and his lovely senorita, c. 1940's. The charro and his charra are pictured amidst wonderful, colorful magey cacti. Popote art is an artform which predates the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico. Beautiful scenes are created using thousands of minute pieces of dyed grass or straw (popote, in Spanish). This is an extremely labor-intensive process, and the results are incredibly wonderful! Condition is very good. Size: 17 1/2 inches high by 16 inches wide, including the frame. The popote scene itself measures 12 inches high by 9 1/4 inches wide. Price: $650.

 

Mexican vintage straw art (popote art, or popotillo), a wonderful scene, composed using thousands of pieces of minute dyed straw (popote, in Spanish), showing a Mexican charro on his faithful and beautiful horse, c. 1940's. Main photo of the straw-art picture of the Mexican charro on his horse. Mexican vintage straw art (popote art, or popotillo), a wonderful scene, composed using thousands of pieces of minute dyed straw (popote, in Spanish), showing a Mexican charro on his faithful and beautiful horse, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of the charro.
BB-11: Mexican vintage straw art (popote art, or popotillo), a wonderful scene, composed using thousands of pieces of minute dyed straw (popote, in Spanish), showing a Mexican charro on his faithful and beautiful horse, c. 1940's. The popote art of this picture is extremely fine and very beautiful. The piece is attributed to the famous Olay family of popotillo artists. Condition is very good. Size: 12 inches wide by 10 1/4 inches high. Price: $875.

 

Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful straw-art scene of the floating gardens of Xochimilco, with canals filled with flowers, and featuring a campesino paddling his canoe, signed Ariza, c. 1940's.  Main photo of the straw-art (popote art) scene. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful straw-art scene of the floating gardens of Xochimilco, with canals filled with flowers, and featuring a campesino paddling his canoe, signed Ariza, c. 1940's.  A closer view of the popote art scene. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful straw-art scene of the floating gardens of Xochimilco, with canals filled with flowers, and featuring a campesino paddling his canoe, signed Ariza, c. 1940's.  A closeup of the campesino rowing his canoe. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful straw-art scene of the floating gardens of Xochimilco, with canals filled with flowers, and featuring a campesino paddling his canoe, signed Ariza, c. 1940's.  Another closeup photo of the straw-art scene. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful straw-art scene of the floating gardens of Xochimilco, with canals filled with flowers, and featuring a campesino paddling his canoe, signed Ariza, c. 1940's.  A closeup photo of the bottom right of the popote art scene, showing the artist's signature, ARIZA.
AY-4: Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful straw-art scene of the floating gardens of Xochimilco, with canals filled with flowers, and featuring a campesino paddling his canoe, signed Ariza, c. 1940's. Popote art is created using thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw or grass (popote, in Spanish). It is an incredible and very wonderful art-form, pre-dating the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico in 1519. This is a great piece of Mexican vintage folk art! Condition is very good. Size: the popote art scene, including the mat and frame, is 17 1/4 inches high by 14 1/2 inches wide. The actual popote art scene, not including the mat and frame, is 8 1/2 inches high by 6 1/2 inches wide. Price: $675.

 

Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a very fine and beautiful scene of a Mexican charro and his horse, and a lovely Mexican woman (China Poblana) in a very beautiful traditional costume, c. 1940's. Main photo of the popote art scene. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a very fine and beautiful scene of a Mexican charro and his horse, and a lovely Mexican woman (China Poblana) in a very beautiful traditional costume, c. 1940's. Another full view of the straw-art (popote art or popotillo) scene.
AX-7: Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a very fine and beautiful scene of a Mexican charro and his horse, and a lovely Mexican woman (China Poblana) in a very beautiful traditional costume, c. 1940's. Popote art is a Mexican artform that predates the arrival in Mexico of the Spanish. The scene is created using thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw (popote, in Spanish). This is an extremely labor-intensive and very wonderful artform. The piece is set in a lovely, hand-carved wooden frame. Condition is very good. Size: 15 1/4 inches high by 13 inches wide, including the mat and frame. The size of the popote art within the frame is 8 1/2 inches high by 6 3/4 inches wide. Price: $325.

 

Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a wonderful straw-art picture of three Mexican charros taking a smoking break, c. 1930's. The popote art is extremely fine and intricate. Main photo of the popote art scene. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a wonderful straw-art picture of three Mexican charros taking a smoking break, c. 1930's. The popote art is extremely fine and intricate. Closeup photo of the straw-art scene of three charros smoking. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a wonderful straw-art picture of three Mexican charros taking a smoking break, c. 1930's. The popote art is extremely fine and intricate. Closeup photo of the faces of two of the charros. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a wonderful straw-art picture of three Mexican charros taking a smoking break, c. 1930's. The popote art is extremely fine and intricate. Closeup photo of the face of the third charro. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a wonderful straw-art picture of three Mexican charros taking a smoking break, c. 1930's. The popote art is extremely fine and intricate. Photo showing the back side of the straw art picture, showing the back of the frame.
AW-3: Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a wonderful straw-art picture of three Mexican charros taking a smoking break, c. 1930's. The popote art is extremely fine and intricate. The charros are dressed in their traditional pants and bolero jackets. The artwork is composed of thousands of pieces of very fine, dyed straw (popote, in Spanish). This is a very labor-intensive type of folk art, and it is extremely beautiful, especially when the straw-work is this fine and intricate! Condition is very good. Size: 13 3/4 inches wide by 16 inches high, including the lovely frame. The size of the popote artwork, not including the frame: 7 inches wide by 9 inches high.
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Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a wonderful popote art scene of a boy riding his trusty burro, laden with goods, to the local market, c. 1940's. This piece of Mexican popote art is comprised of thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw; this is very labor intensive and wonderful! Main photo. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a wonderful popote art scene of a boy riding his trusty burro, laden with goods, to the local market, c. 1940's. This piece of Mexican popote art is comprised of thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw; this is very labor intensive and wonderful! Another view of the straw-art piece. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a wonderful popote art scene of a boy riding his trusty burro, laden with goods, to the local market, c. 1940's. This piece of Mexican popote art is comprised of thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw; this is very labor intensive and wonderful! Closeup view of the boy's face. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a wonderful popote art scene of a boy riding his trusty burro, laden with goods, to the local market, c. 1940's. This piece of Mexican popote art is comprised of thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw; this is very labor intensive and wonderful! Closeup view of the burro's wonderful face.
AN-7: Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a wonderful popote art scene of a boy riding his trusty burro, laden with goods, to the local market, c. 1940's. This piece of Mexican popote art is comprised of thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw; this is very labor intensive and wonderful! It is a great piece of Mexican vintage folk art. Condition is excellent. Size: 11 inches high by 8 1/4 inches wide, including the very nice wooden frame. Price: $325.

 

Mexican vintage straw-art, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful straw-art crucifix depicting Christ on the cross, Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1950's. Main photo of the straw-art crucifixion. Mexican vintage straw-art, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful straw-art crucifix depicting Christ on the cross, Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of Christ's head and face. Mexican vintage straw-art, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful straw-art crucifix depicting Christ on the cross, Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1950's. Another side-view of the straw-art cross.
AL-3: Mexican vintage straw-art, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful straw-art crucifix depicting Christ on the cross, Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1950's. This type of art, utilizing woven straw or reeds, is very unique and beautiful. It is an art form still practiced in the village of Tzintzuntzan, on the shores of Lake Patzcuaro. Condition is excellent. Size: 18 3/4 inches high by 10 inches wide. Price: $225.

 

Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful picture composed of thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw (popote, in Spanish), Mexico, c. 1940's. Main photo of the popote art picture. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful picture composed of thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw (popote, in Spanish), Mexico, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of the picture.
AG-9: Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful picture composed of thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw (popote, in Spanish), Mexico, c. 1940's. The scene is of a Mexican campesino traveling through the lovely village of Taxco. This Mexican art-form is truly wonderful! Condition is very good. Size: the popote art within the larger, hand-carved wooden frame measures 6 3/4 inches high by 4 3/4 inches wide. Price: $395.

 

Mexican vintage straw art (popote art or popotillo), a beautiful, panoramic scene of a Mexican village, c. 1940's. Main photo of the popote art scene. Mexican vintage straw art (popote art or popotillo), a beautiful, panoramic scene of a Mexican village, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of a woman rowing her bark filled with flowers. Mexican vintage straw art (popote art or popotillo), a beautiful, panoramic scene of a Mexican village, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of the woman and the trees lining the canal. Mexican vintage straw art (popote art or popotillo), a beautiful, panoramic scene of a Mexican village, c. 1940's. Another closeup photo of the straw art scene.
AF-3: Mexican vintage straw art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful, panoramic scene of a Mexican village, c. 1940's. The straw art is incredibly fine and intricate. Colors are wonderfully vibrant. A woman is rowing her craft, filled with lovely flowers; it would seem to be a scene of Xochimilco. Popotillo is a Mexican art-form; scenes of traditional Mexican life are created using thousands of pieces of dyed straw or grass (popote, in Spanish). Condition is excellent. Size: the popote scene itself (without the mat and frame) measures 8 3/4 inches wide by 6 3/4 inches high. Price: $475.

 

Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotill0), a wonderful picture created with thousands of pieces of dyed straw or grass, featuring a Mexican gentleman (charro) mounted on his beautiful horse (perhaps a popote art portrait of the revolutionary war hero Emiliano Zapata), c. 1930's.  Main photo of the popote art picture. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotill0), a wonderful picture created with thousands of pieces of dyed straw or grass, featuring a Mexican gentleman (charro) mounted on his beautiful horse (perhaps a popote art portrait of the revolutionary war hero Emiliano Zapata), c. 1930's. Closeup photo of the straw-art picture (popote art or popotillo). Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotill0), a wonderful picture created with thousands of pieces of dyed straw or grass, featuring a Mexican gentleman (charro) mounted on his beautiful horse (perhaps a popote art portrait of the revolutionary war hero Emiliano Zapata), c. 1930's.  Closeup photo of the Mexican charro. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotill0), a wonderful picture created with thousands of pieces of dyed straw or grass, featuring a Mexican gentleman (charro) mounted on his beautiful horse (perhaps a popote art portrait of the revolutionary war hero Emiliano Zapata), c. 1930's.  Photo showing the back of the popote art (straw-art or popotillo) picture.
MM-10: Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotill0), a wonderful picture created with thousands of pieces of dyed straw or grass, featuring a Mexican gentleman (charro) mounted on his beautiful horse (perhaps a popote art portrait of the revolutionary war hero Emiliano Zapata), c. 1930's. This is an art-form which, in Mexico, predates the arrival of the Spanish. It is highly labor-intensive, and the effect is stunning! Condition is excellent. Size: 15 1/2 inches high by 11 1/4 inches wide. Price: $525.

 

Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a wonderful rural scene created with thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw or grass (popote, in Spanish), c. 1930. This is an art-form which pre-dates the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico. Main photo of the popote or straw-art picture. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a wonderful rural scene created with thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw or grass (popote, in Spanish), c. 1930. This is an art-form which pre-dates the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico. Closeup photo of the center of the straw-art or popotillo scene. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a wonderful rural scene created with thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw or grass (popote, in Spanish), c. 1930. This is an art-form which pre-dates the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico. Photo of the original sales tag on the back of the framed piece of popote art or popotillo picture.
GG-19: Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a wonderful rural scene created with thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw or grass (popote, in Spanish), c. 1930. This is an art-form which pre-dates the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico. It is extremely laborious and time-intensive, and the result is stunningly beautiful! Condition is excellent. Size: 15 1/4 inches wide (including mat and frame) by 12 1/4 inches high. The staw-art work inside the mat and frame is 9 1/2 inches wide by 7 3/4 inches high. Price: $250.

 

Mexican vintage straw-art and tule reed-art, a figure of Emiliano Zapata mounted on his horse, made of tule or river reeds from Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1940's. Main photo. Mexican vintage straw-art and tule reed-art, a figure of Emiliano Zapata mounted on his horse, made of tule or river reeds from Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of the rider. Mexican vintage straw-art and tule reed-art, a figure of Emiliano Zapata mounted on his horse, made of tule or river reeds from Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1940's. Another angle of the rider and horse. Mexican vintage straw-art and tule reed-art, a figure of Emiliano Zapata mounted on his horse, made of tule or river reeds from Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1940's. Another closeup photo of Zapata mounted on his horse.
AA-4: Mexican vintage straw-art and tule reed-art, a figure of Emiliano Zapata mounted on his horse, made of tule or river reeds from Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1940's. The figure is very well-woven. This is a very traditional art-form in Tzintzuntzan. Emiliano Zapata, one of the heroes of the Mexican Revolution, and the horse are separate pieces. This is an incredible example of Mexican folk art! Condition is excellent. Size: 21 inches high by 14 inches wide by 9 1/2 inches long (front to back). Price: $120.

 

Mexican vintage straw-art, popote or popotillo, framed scene, c. 1940. Popotillo or popote art (Mexican straw art) is incredibly intricate and beautiful! The scene is created using thousands of tiny pieces of dyed straw, carefully glued into place to create the scene. Mexican vintage straw-art, popote or popotillo, a closeup photo. Mexican vintage straw-art, popote or popotillo, another closeup photo.
L-4: Mexican vintage straw-art, popote or popotillo, framed scene, c. 1940. Popotillo or popote art (Mexican straw art) is incredibly intricate and beautiful! The scene is created using thousands of tiny pieces of dyed straw, carefully glued into place to create the scene. The piece is beautifully framed. This is an amazing work of Mexican fine/folk art. Size: 15 1/2 inches wide by 10 1/2 inches tall. Price: $225.

 

Mexican vintage straw-art, popote art or popotillo, picture depicting man with large bowl of fruit. Close-up photo of straw-art picture of man with basket of fruit.
F-12: Mexican vintage straw-art, popote art or popotillo, c. 1940's. Condition is excellent. Size of the actual straw-art image is 7" high x 6" wide. The size including frame: 11" high x 9" wide. Price: $175.

 

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