Hecho en Tejas: Texas-Mexican Folk Arts and Crafts is now available as a free e-book at the UNT Digital Library and The Portal to Texas History.
When the early Spanish and Mexican colonists came to settle Texas, they brought with them a rich culture, the diversity of which is nowhere more evident than in the folk art, folk craft, architecture. This first book-length publication to focus on Texas-Mexican material culture shows the richness of Tejano folk arts and crafts traditions.
"From the aesthetics of saddles to the display of outdoor religious shrines . . . this richly illustrated survey demonstrates how folk arts and crafts provide Mexican Americans . . . with a sense of continuity and reaffirmed identity."—Publishers Weekly
"The 50th volume . . . of the Texas Folklore Society . . . could not have found a finer exemplar of its rich tradition . . . nor firmer evidence that its next 50 numbers will probably be as exemplary . . . It really must be on the shelf of every professional folklorist and amateur folklorist."—Journal of Popular Culture
"An important addition to the study of Mexican-American material culture . . . a valuable tool for future researchers."—Southwestern Historical Quarterly
"The broad cultural diversity of Texas-Mexicans is apparent in this examination of the wide variety of crafts with roots from many regions of Mexico and Spain . . . a welcome addition to both academic and public libraries."—Library Journal
" . . . a valuable addition to the study of folk art forms . . . I recommend it for anyone with an interest in Texas-Mexican culture."—Western Historical Quarterly