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Mexican American Crafts and Household Arts

The Mexican-American crafts and foodways presentations will explore some traditions transplanted from Mexico and some that were developed or adapted in the United States by a richly creative culture. Both in Mexico and the United States, traditions vary widely; thus the crafts and household arts described here represent only part of the Mexican-American folk culture.

Talabarteriais Spanish for "saddlery" and Sr. Emiliano Peiia of Rosemead, Cal., is a talabartero or saddle maker. He has worked with leather since his youth when he learned to make miners' shoes in his home town of Cananea, Sonora. In northern Sonora the western saddle is common

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