Pale Horse Galleries

Art of the Indians, or Indigenous peoples, of Mexico -- the Zapotec, Mixtec, Olmec, Maya, Aztec (Mexicas), Yaqui and Apache. One might refer to some of the pieces pictured here as "crafts". One would be wrong. The work that you will see represents these peoples' view of their world and everything in it. The making and selling of this art is these peoples' only means of supporting their families. It is all that they know how to do. As you will see, they do it very well.

Oaxaca Pale Horse Galleries art crafts gifts and collectibles from Mexican indigenous artists and artisans alebrijes wood carvings ceramics textiles http://palehorsegalleries.vstore.ca/

Friday, February 16, 2007

Ocotlan, Mexico: Toledo steel blades in knives, swords and cutlery


We've talked a bit about this fellow Angel Aguilar before, like here and here. I thought I'd feature a few more of his pieces of art today that would be perfect for a gift for that woodsman, hunter or fisherman on your list. And these knives and swords make great collectibles as well, because when these last few Zapotec artisans are gone, the Toledo steel making techniques, brought to 16th century Mexico by the Spanish conquistadors and Benedictine Friars, will probably disappear as well.

As you may already know if you followed the links above, Angel Aguilar uses 16th century Toledo steel making techniques to make the very finest hunting knives and collector's swords that money can buy. He also makes special cutlery, like carving and serving sets, that will last a lifetime.

You may find these fine Toledo steel products at the Pale Horse Galleries online store.

Pale Horse Galleries, http://palehorsemex.vstore.ca/, gifts, collectibles and Mexican art and crafts, Angel Aguilar, master sword maker, at his forge in Ocotlan, Oaxaca, Mexico
Angel Aguilar at his forge in Ocotlan


Pale Horse Galleries, http://palehorsemex.vstore.ca/, gifts, collectibles and Mexican art and crafts, A 3 piece carving set by Angel Aguilar, master sword maker, Ocotlan, Oaxaca, Mexico
Carving Set with hand tooled and sewn leather holder


Pale Horse Galleries, http://palehorsemex.vstore.ca/, gifts, collectibles and Mexican art and crafts, A selection of steel blades, knives, swords and cutlery, all made using 16th century Toledo, Spain techniques, by Angel Aguilar, master sword maker, Ocotlan, Oaxaca, Mexico
Angel Aguilar's shop in Ocotlan



Please visit the Pale Horse Galleries online store
for art, gifts and collectibles -- all hand made
by Mexican indigenous artists.
Thanks!

Cross posted at Mark in Mexico

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