About Tejas Folk Arts 

Tejas Folk Arts is a Chicana handmade craft business. The inspiration for my work comes from the natural beauty of the flora and fauna of the Texas Hill Country and the folk art traditions of Latin America.  My love of cacti, succulents, and agaves in particular - for

their beauty, durability, and resilience  -  makes them my favorite art subjects. 

 

Through Tejas Folk Arts I celebrate and honor the handmade tradition, so 100% of Tejas Folk Arts items are made by me, one stitch, one engraving, one paint stroke, or one pyrography (wood burning) at a time.

 

I give thanks to mi madre and mis abuelas for teaching me how to embroider and sew, and for empowering me through their perseverance.

Laura E. Zárate

 
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All handmade work is created a smoke-free and pet-free home.

 

Catnip toys are tested with extended family gatitas. 

 

You can find @tejas.folk.arts on Instagram and via these hashtags:

#textilecactus

#calaverafolkart

#textilecalavera