Guajes and crafted jewelry
Betty Avalos “Tehueke” was born in Mexico City in 1964 and lives in Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, where she works with “guajes or gourds.
I am a lover of nature, therefore, I proposed that in every work I would do a ritual of gratefulness for everything I used. My work incorporates seeds, flowers and nuts, skin, feathers, bones, shells, snails, and stones etc. Each of my pieces can transcend with their essence and spirit, providing protection and some magic to each person who acquires one of them.
Avalos applies her knowledge to improve the way of life for those who show interest in culture.
For the artist, their creations are a sublimated form of artistic expression, as well as a way of making a living. The productivity of the artisans is paramount for the development of the culture in Mexico. It contributes to the dissemination of knowledge, that in the case of the great masters, is indispensable and crucial that it not be lost.