Saturday, August 17, 2013

Coconut Artesania

Fellow Melaque Blogger Steve advertised a garage sale today of some stuff from a woman that recently passed away here. I don't believe I knew her. Possibly it was her son was down taking care of the things and disposing of her belongings. We showed up and it looked like everything was given to a Mexican family and they were having the sale. Very nice gesture if that is how it happened.

Nothing much of value except a few nice paintings but they were expensive and I already have things I haven't hung on my walls. I did buy a set of sheets for Lorena, if a little over priced for used. What caught my eye were these coconut head dolls and the wall sconce that is a good match for the 3 I already have. I've never noticed this type of doll before .... or if I have they look like cheap Chinese knockoffs. These look like a whole lot of work went into them.  The best we could figure is they come from Guerrero.

I first took a group foto of them all but then decided each needed their own. Each has little spiny cones on their head in different configurations and Lorena says it from a bush or tree in the mountains I didn't see anything of equal quality on the Internet though I did see the same type of thing. Internet sale prices are high but quality is low.

They gave Lorena the mobile she was eyeing made of sea shells as we finished our purchase.





Wall sconce

Sconce I am using now

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