Lola and Tula were my grandmothers. My grandmothers were beautiful, loving, daring and pillars of strength. Lola and Tula came from two very different places in Mexico. One North, the other South. Lola, with her skin dark, her hair coarse and white, an obvious trait of her indigenous Huichol ancestry, from the state of Nayarit. Tula, with a face like porcelain, a mother to children who freckled in the sun, more European, from the state of Sonora close to the American border. In a country and time where women were usually not owners, not bread winners and didn't have contradictory voices- these women were doing just that. Where many women of this time and place were usually left in quiet corners to go unnoticed and under appreciated, these two defied expectations. This site, in a small but meaningful way, serves to remember their spirit and being part of their legacy is an honor.
LOLA Y TULA is a curated collection of Mexican, handmade folk art. It is my grandmothers model of integrity and pride, I hope to mirror with the beautiful items selected for this site. Just like them, each item is extraordinary and exemplifies the highest standard of quality, traditions, artistry and the story of generations carrying out the customs of the people of Mexico.
I am thrilled to offer these gorgeous items to those who already share my passion for the incredible art work of Mexico, and even more excited to help those discovering these treasures. It's what I love best, mixing the old and new, sleek lines and ornate embellishments, bringing worlds together, just like my grandmothers.