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Mexican Tin Pop-Up Scenes

Mexican tin art, known locally as Hojalata, is a thriving trade carried out by many small-scale enterprises throughout the country. Thousands of artisans and their families are dependent on tinsmithing for their main income and the methods of working, stamping, cutting, tooling and engraving have remained virtually unchanged for decades.
These handmade Pop-Up (or Flip Up) scenes are great examples of the fusion of traditional handwork, Mexican culture, religion and local enterprise.
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Mexican Tin Pop Up Scenes

These brilliant Mexican pop-up scene boxes are handmade by a small family run tin workshop in Guanajuato, central Mexico. Perhaps they should be described as 'Flip Up' scenes as the figures are delicately hinged and are folded down into the box before closing.
There is a choice of three typically Mexican themes; Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), Bar Room (Cantina) and Table Dance (Baile de Mesa).
Superb collectable gifts.
Size: approx. 10cm x 13cm x 1cm (closed).

Pop Up Cantina Pop Up Cantina Currency Converter £9.95 buy
Pop Up Dia De Muertos Pop Up Dia De Muertos Currency Converter £9.95 buy
Pop Up Baile De Mesa Pop Up Baile De Mesa Currency Converter £9.95 buy

Yet another Day of the Dead themed folk art item which has become hugely popular as a gift or altar item for celebration days in Mexico. The small family run tin workshops that still survive in Mexico today rely on this type of product as a major source of income. Hojalata (Tin Art) is a traditional skill which is passed down from generation to generation and which provides employment for many families.