Mexico is known worldwide for its silver production. It has a long history of beautiful design. Silver jewelry from Mexico is famous for its beauty and uniqueness.
Mining of silver in Mexico began with the arrival of the Spanish. In 1521, expeditions were led in search of silver sources. Some of the most important mines were in the states of Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Guerrero, the state of Mexico, Nayarit, San Luis Potosi, and Zacatecas.
Utilization of silver in jewelry
The history of silver in the city of Taxco dates back to the Olmecs. Later, techniques from native peoples and Spaniards were fused in the 1500’s. It was in the 1900’s that the boom in the production of silver jewelry and artwork from Taxco happened.
In addition, the creation of elaborate silver pieces by Mixtec artisans dates to over 3,000 years ago. They also designed objects of great significance and importance. Afterwards, with Spanish and Arabic influence, the traditional technique of filigrana has been adopted by states in the southern region including, Oaxaca, Puebla, Guerrero, Chiapas, and also Michoacán, Jalisco and Veracruz.
In actuality, artisans combine traditional and new techniques to produce creative designs.
Silver Masters of Mexico
Learn more about Mexican silver artisans and masters.
Artesanas Campesinas are village womenwho have formed a cooperative.
This book is the story of the silver renaissance in Mexico. It showcases photos of incomparable works in silver. Extensive research
Dreaming in Silver
Medigraphic Historia de la plata Mexicana