Hecho en Tejas
Texas-Mexican Folk Arts and Crafts
Mexican American Studies
6 x 9, 358 pp.
195 b&w photos.
Pub Date: 05/01/1997
Price:        $17.95


Published by University of North Texas Press

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Hecho en Tejas

Texas-Mexican Folk Arts and Crafts

Edited by Joe S. Graham

When the early Spanish and Mexican colonists came to settle Texas, they brought with them a rich culture, the diversity of which is nowhere more evident than in the folk art and folk craft. This first book-length publication to focus on Texas-Mexican material culture shows the richness of Tejano folk arts and crafts traditions.

JOE S. GRAHAM was a professor of Anthropology and Folklore at Texas A&M University, Kingsville and worked under Don Americo Paredes in Mexican-American folklore at the University of Texas. He was born and grew up on ranches in the Big Bend country of West Texas.

What Readers Are Saying:

“From the aesthetics of saddles to the display of outdoor religious shrines. . . . this richly illustrated survey demonstrates how folk arts and crafts provide Mexican Americans . . . with a sense of continuity and reaffirmed identity.” --Publishers Weekly

“The 50th volume . . . of the Texas Folklore Society . . . could not have found a finer exemplar of its rich tradition . . . nor firmer evidence that its next 50 numbers will probably be as exemplary. . . . It really must be on the shelf of every professional folklorist and amateur folklorist.” --Journal of Popular Culture

“An important addition to the study of Mexican-American material culture . . . a valuable tool for future researchers.” --Southwestern Historical Quarterly

“The broad cultural diversity of Texas-Mexicans is apparent in this examination of the wide variety of crafts with roots from many regions of Mexico and Spain. . . . a welcome addition to both academic and public libraries.” --Library Journal

“A valuable addition to the study of folk art forms . . . I recommend it for anyone with an interest in Texas-Mexican culture.” --Western Historical Quarterly


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