The copper vases were all hand raised in Santa Clara del Cobra, near Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico. I couldn’t find my pictures of artisans at work, unfortunately, but perhaps some day they will magically appear. The woman is a Tarahumara woman from Copper Canyon, where I didn’t see any copper for sale, but the women make incredible pine needle baskets. The murals are from the ceiling of a church at the bottom of the Canyon. Seems like Copper Canyon pictures qualified. I could have taken the Pepsi bottle out of the picture, but it is more authentic with it. Pepsi actually made it to Mexico (at least my part of Mexico) before Coca Cola did. I have a story about that. Perhaps one day… The bracelets are from Santa Clara del Cobra and Africa.
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