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Mexican Vintage Straw Art (Popote Art)

 

Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a straw-art picture of a Mexican paisano, wearing a wonderfully detailed sarape and a great sombrero, on his trusty mount, Mexico, c. 1950's. Main photo of the Mexican paisano on his burro. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a straw-art picture of a Mexican paisano, wearing a wonderfully detailed sarape and a great sombrero, on his trusty mount, Mexico, c. 1950's. A closer view of the picture. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a straw-art picture of a Mexican paisano, wearing a wonderfully detailed sarape and a great sombrero, on his trusty mount, Mexico, c. 1950's. A very closeup view of the man's face, showing the intricacy of the straw art.
AI-8: Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a straw-art picture of a Mexican paisano, wearing a wonderfully detailed sarape and a great sombrero, on his trusty mount, Mexico, c. 1950's. The popote art is very fine, and colors are vibrant. Popote art, or popotillo, is created using thousands of pieces of very fine, dyed straw or grass (popote, in Spanish). The artwork is very laborious and fine. Condition of this piece is very good. Size: 19 inches high by 10 3/4 inches wide, including the hand-carved wooden frame. Price: $375.

 

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), 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 woman at the well. 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 woman. 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. Another closeup photo of the woman.
AG-10: 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 features a graceful and lovely Mexican woman drawing water from the village well. The scene is extremely peaceful and beautiful, and the straw-art is very fine. Condition of the straw-art picture and the hand-carved wooden frame is excellent. Size: the actual straw-art picture within the frame is 6 3/4 inches high by 4 1/2 inches wide. Price: $325.

 

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: $650.

 

Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk-art, a pair of popote art pictures with wooden frames, depicting wonderful scenes of Mexican campesinos with their trusty burros, c. 1940-50's.  Main photo of the popote art pictures. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk-art, a pair of popote art pictures with wooden frames, depicting wonderful scenes of Mexican campesinos with their trusty burros, c. 1940-50's. Closeup photo of one of the pictures. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk-art, a pair of popote art pictures with wooden frames, depicting wonderful scenes of Mexican campesinos with their trusty burros, c. 1940-50's. Closeup photo of the second picture. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk-art, a pair of popote art pictures with wooden frames, depicting wonderful scenes of Mexican campesinos with their trusty burros, c. 1940-50's. Another closeup photo of the boy and burro in  the first picture. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk-art, a pair of popote art pictures with wooden frames, depicting wonderful scenes of Mexican campesinos with their trusty burros, c. 1940-50's. Closeup photo of the boy and burro in the second picture.
AB-10: Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk-art, a pair of popote art pictures with wooden frames, depicting wonderful scenes of Mexican campesinos with their trusty burros, c. 1940-50's. The straw-art (popote art) is extremely fine. The pictures are made up of thousands of tiny pieces of dyed straw (popote, in Spanish), an art-form that, in Mexico, predates the arrival of the Spanish. The scenes are very endearing. Condition of each is excellent and the colors are vivid. Size: each measures 9 inches wide by 11 inches high, including the frames. Price: $500 for the pair.

 

Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk-art, a pair of straw-art pictures, each composed of hundreds of minute pieces of dyed straw, and depicting two Mexican campesinos with their loyal burros, c. 1940's. Main photo. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk-art, a pair of straw-art pictures, each composed of hundreds of minute pieces of dyed straw, and depicting two Mexican campesinos with their loyal burros, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of one of the straw-art (popote art) pictures. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk-art, a pair of straw-art pictures, each composed of hundreds of minute pieces of dyed straw, and depicting two Mexican campesinos with their loyal burros, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of the second popote art picture. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk-art, a pair of straw-art pictures, each composed of hundreds of minute pieces of dyed straw, and depicting two Mexican campesinos with their loyal burros, c. 1940's. Photo of the back side of the framed popote art pictures.
XX-8: Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk-art, a pair of straw-art pictures, each composed of hundreds of minute pieces of dyed straw, and depicting two Mexican campesinos with their loyal burros, c. 1940's. The campesinos are extremely wonderful and very endearing, and they show great affection for their burro friends! Condition is very good; the two straw-art pictures are intricately made and the colors are vibrant.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

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: $725.

 

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: $325.

 

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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