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Anastacio Leon
Traditional Glass and Tin work.
by Anastacio Leon

 $25.00 each.

This picture is a one of a kind presentation.


This picture, measuring 8" wide by 10" high, is hand made in the folk art tradition unique to Mexico. A few families in northern Sonora still make glass crosses, boxes, and frames for holy pictures using the reverse-painted glass technique.

Designs are painted by the artist on the back of the glass in both opaque and translucent colors. The glass is then mounted in tin strips and backed with crumpled tinfoil, giving a shimmering quality to the translucent paint.

Anastacio learned these art forms while growing up in Imuris, Sonora. He began by helping his father, Jesus Leon, who was a talented tin worker and glass painter. In 1993 he was invited to participate in the annual Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife in Washington, D.C. He continues to demonstrate his craft at festivals and Acacia Artisans is pleased to present some of his work.



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