Mexican Vintage Straw Art (Popote Art)
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.
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.
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.
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: $650.
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: $725.
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: $325.
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.
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.
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.
This page was last revised: September 14, 2015