Art Crafted from Recyclables
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Portrait of Dolores Dolores Venegas teaches women traditional craft-making in Río Bravo, Tamaulipas, using recycled materials and other readily available materials in the surrounding region.
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The Rio Grande
Hand Crafted from Recyclables
Carrizo, reed cane, is used to make piñatas and is found along the banks of the Río Bravo/Río Grande. Flower baskets are made from old tin cans. Glue is produced from flour, vinegar, salt, and water. Newspapers and mazorca (corn husks) are also used to make crafts such as flower arrangements.

- Beverly Ortiz, University of Texas-Pan
American Field School Participant

Listen to segments of the interview with Delores Venegas.

What kind of materials does Delores use?

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Dolores is concerned about the environment...

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