Exciting third generation work from the famous Aguilar Family of Ocotlan, Oaxaca, Mexico! Josefina Aguilar, as well as her three sisters, learned this craft from her mother, the world renowned Isaura Aguilar. Now as Josefina has unfortunately lost her eyesight, her daughter Leticia Garcia Aguilar is taking over the lead role in preserving the traditions of her mother, and her grandmother before her. Leticia has won numerous awards for her work, and is looked at within the family as the new torch bearer of these important traditions.
This is Leticia's interpretation of Frida Kahlo's famous self portrait from 1937, titled Self Portrait Dedicated to Leon Trotsky (also known as Between the Curtains). This was painted as a birthday gift to Leon Trotsky, after their secret love affair in the summer of 1937 ended after a few short months. Interestingly enough, when Trotsky and his wife left the blue house that Frida had loaned them behind, Trotsky also left the painting behind, reportedly at the request of his wife. Frida is portrayed in the traditional indigenous dress and rebozo shawl that she favored, along with traditional braids in her hair, and holding a bouquet of flowers and a letter to Leon Trotsky.
Approximate Measurements: 6 1/4" high x 2 1/2" wide x 2 3/4" deep