pixel_pale.gif (61 bytes) Art Crafted from Recyclables
Handwoven Textiles, Tierra Wools, Inc.
Handwoven Textiles, Jose Isabel Quiroz Garcia
Industrial Technology and Traditional Knowledge




Portrait of Dolores Dolores Venegas teaches women traditional craft-making in Río Bravo, Tamaulipas, using recycled materials and other readily available materials in the surrounding region.
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Science, Technology & Invention in The Rio Grande:
Art Crafted From Recyclables
Carrizo, reed cane, is used to make piñatas and is found along the banks of the Río Bravo/Río Grande. Flower baskets are made from old tin cans. Glue is produced from flour, vinegar, salt, and water. Newspapers and mazorca (corn husks) are also used to make crafts such as flower arrangements.

- Beverly Ortiz, University of Texas-Pan
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Crafting Art from Recyclables

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