DeSilva Imports is a leading source of Fine Folk Art and Jewelry from Mexico, specializing in online sales and educational events at museums nationwide! One of our favorite aspects of this business is the ability to bring artists from different villages in Mexico to the United States to demonstrate their unique traditional art techniques. We work daily to help insure that these beautiful Mexican Folk Art traditions survive for many generations to come. Each of the artists that we have hand selected to represent pour their love, soul and family traditions into their work on a daily basis. They work in beautiful family workshops out of their homes, where generations of artists work together and learn from each other. Their work is beautiful and unique, and we hope that you will help us in insuring that these beautiful traditions survive for the world to enjoy. As one of our main focuses is the preservation of these traditions, a portion of all of our proceeds go to programs that support the younger generation of artists, through the work of the Friends of Oaxacan Folk Art.
Because of the close relationship that we have been fortunate to develop with may of the artists in Mexico, we are also able to provide our customers with a beautiful and wide ranging selection of art work at outstanding prices! We believe in the principles of Fair Trade and work to insure that the artists are paid a fair price for their work. Your purchases also go to support our ability to produce educational art events open to the general community at the museums that we work with, where artists from Mexico are invited to demonstrate their unique traditional art techniques in fantastic cultural exchange programs.
DeSilva Imports is a small business that believes in personal service. We strive to provide the best selection by hand selecting all of our art work. We offer a great selection of artwork for every budget, yet only offer items of the best quality in each price range. Your satisfaction and interest in these art forms and artists is our highest priority. At Desilva Imports you will find many items that you do not regularly have access to on the internet, such as the gorgeous hand crafted sterling silver filigree jewlery of Yesenia Salgado, a young award winning artist from Oaxaca. Her family workshop is only one of approximately five that still exist in Oaxaca!
Be sure to check out our PRODUCTS tab to see the latest selection of art work that we have selected with our customers in mind! Then visit our ARTISTS tab to read a bit more about some of the artists that we work with! Most importantly – have fun and enjoy our art with a soul!