Sunday, 27 September 2015

Shop: Zinnia Folk Arts

Milagro Heart From online Mexican Boutique Zinnia Folk Arts

Zinnia Folk Arts, founded in 2008, is a small Mexican folk art shop located in Minneapolis, Minnesota that also has a very well stocked online store. Anne fell in love with Mexico and Mexican folk art in high school when she studied Spanish for the summer in Toluca, Mexico. On that first trip, Anne returned to the United States with a tree of life from Puebla, several baskets, silver jewelry from Taxco and what was to become a life long love for all things Mexican. As a collector of Mexican folk art for over 25 years, researching and seeking the finest folk artists and Mexican crafts of a variety of styles in the many small towns of Mexico, Anne has developed an eye for well-made traditional and unusual contemporary Mexican crafts. Anne has a MA in Arts Administration and was a Research Assistant at the Science Museum of Minnesota focusing on the Donald & Dorothy Cordry collection of Mexican Folk Art. To bring you the variety & quality of folk art for which we are known, she visits different regions of the country and purchases directly from artisans, visiting them in their homes or studios all over Mexico. She also shops in local mercados and a few Mexico-based folk art dealers to bring you interesting and unique pieces.

Carved and Painted Black Bull, San Martin Tilcajete From Zinnia Folk Arts

My personal favorite item is the Carved and Painted black bull, he would look so great in my living room , I also have a little obsession growing with the Milagro Hearts! Anne also has a great selection of Mexican nativity scenes that are perfect for Christmas...

Visit Zinnia Folk Arts here


Milk No Sugar said...

I love that heart too. I am just going to give my husband the URl instead of a Christmas wish list. Thank you for sharing !

Anne said...

Thanks so much Gabi. It's so fun to see the photos and my story on your blog and instagram! Best to you, Anne from Zinnia Folk Arts