In Mexico, toy-making continues to be one of the most fascinating of traditional arts. For those artisans who dedicate themselves to the creation of toys, work and play are the same. In the colorful toys they produce, we see the fantasy, wit, and imagination of artists who play while they work. Abracadabra features over 100 colorful toys made throughout Mexico, ranging from carved and painted wooden figures, to clay miniatures, pinwheels, rocking horses, and stick puppets. Among the materials used are recycled cardboard, chewing gum, tin, wire, tree bark, and mud.
Trim: 9.75" x 9.25"
Illustrations: 105 color photographs
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