Let's Work: Mexican Folk Art Trabajos in English and Spanish (First Concepts in Mexican Folk Art #6) (Hardcover)

Let's Work: Mexican Folk Art Trabajos in English and Spanish (First Concepts in Mexican Folk Art #6) By Cynthia Weill, The Master Artisans of Chigmecatitlán (Illustrator) Cover Image

Let's Work: Mexican Folk Art Trabajos in English and Spanish (First Concepts in Mexican Folk Art #6) (Hardcover)


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A butcher, a baker, a candlestick maker...what people do has always made little kids curious.

Cynthia Weill scores again with an early concept book that bring every kind of job to life, including the work of the dedicated palm weavers of Flavio Gallardo's workshop, whose miniature palm weavings illustrate this playful book, teaching children words for work in two languages. The weavers live in the village of Chigmecatitl n in the Mixteca part of the Mexican state of Puebla. With tremendous skill and patience, the artisans of this region practice palm weaving, a craft which came to Mexico even before the arrival of the Spanish in the early 15th century. Imagine being able to hold all of the illustrations in one book in the palms of your hands. You can do that with the tiny weavings in Let's Work Most pieces are no larger than a dime

Cynthia Weill triunfa una vez m's con un libro de primeros conceptos que trae a toda clase de trabajo a vida, incluyendo el trabajo de los tejedores de palmas del taller de Flavio Gallardo, cuyas tejidas de palma ilustran este alegre libro, ense ndole palabras sobre el trabajo a ni os, en dos idiomas. Los tejedores viven en el pueblo de Chigmecatitl n en la parte Mixteca del pueblo mexicano de Puebla. Con estupenda habilidad y paciencia, los artesanos de esta regi n practican el tejido de palmas, un arte que vino a M xico antes que siquiera vinieran los espa oles en el siglo 15. Imagina poder tener en tus manos todas las ilustraciones, en un solo libro. Puedes hacer esto con los tejidos min sculos en Vamos a Trabajar La gran parte de las piezas no son m's grande que una moneda

Cynthia Weill holds a doctorate in education from Teachers College Columbia University. She has wored as an educator and in the field of international development. She has been fascinated with Oaxacan crafts since 1996 when she taught in Mexico through the Fulbright exchange. She is on the board of the Friends of Oaxacan Folk Art Foundation whose mission is to promote and preserve the artists and artisanal work of the state. She has published five books that feature the folk art of Oaxaca.
Product Details ISBN: 9781947627154
ISBN-10: 1947627155
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
Publication Date: September 24th, 2019
Pages: 32
Language: Spanish
Series: First Concepts in Mexican Folk Art