Felipe Benitez Miranda

Nahual Painting

Covid-19 Sales

Av. Independencia #29

Col San Rafael                      
San Miguel de Allende, Gto                     artesaniasbenitez@gmail.com              415 109 5966 WhatsApp

415 110 2082 casa


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website for COVID-19 SALES.


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Mexican artisan, Felipe Benítez Miranda, is a Náhuatl tlacuilo (painter) living in the state of Guanajuato. The Náhuatl culture, in an attempt to cling to its culture, has adapted and recreated their ancestral pictographic heritage in amate —a bark on which they paint beautifully intricate paintings called amates de historia (amates that tell stories). Generally speaking, the amate and its commercialization has become an outstanding economic means of survival, reaching the point at which the amate boom has produced a considerable amount of economic wealth. Felipe has abandoned amate and replaced it with hand carved animals (alebrijes) in wood instead of canvas for his incredible cultural depiction of rural Mexican life.

A 1990 census found that nearly 1,200,000 Mexicans over the age of five years speak Náhuatl. But numbers do little to elaborate on the impact that the Náhuatl language and cultures have had on the Mexican culture. For instance, foods such as chocolate, tortillas, and tacos, which are known throughout North and South America were produced and consumed by Náhuatl-speakers long before Columbus "discovered" the New World. And words such as coyote and chocolate, which have been adopted by both the English and Spanish languages are Náhuatl in their origin (derived from koyotl and chokolatl, respectively).

When you purchase folk art from Felipe, you are helping to ensure that part of Mexico's culture continues. Felipe will also paint on commission — the furniture and kitchen cabinets shown above were done as a special project on commission.


The Feria assumes no responsibility for any sale made through the use of our website. Transactions should occur between the buyer and the artisan directly. In the event that a language issue arises, where buyer and/or the artisan need assistance, the Feria reserves the right to agree to assist in order to facilitate a sale. Information posted on Feria’s website has been provided by artisans and has been verified to the best of our abilities, however, we cannot guarantee that there are no mistakes or errors. When dealing with artisans, please be patient. Also, we recommend you use WhatsApp texting — this will expedite the sale’s process greatly as most artisans do not use email.

Buyers: We would appreciate feedback regarding your experience purchasing through the use of our website. Please text 331 098 4850 or email feriamaestros@gmail.com.


La Feria no asume ninguna responsabilidad por cualquier venta realizada a través del uso de nuestro sitio web. Las transacciones deben realizarse entre el comprador y el artesano directamente. En el caso de que surja un problema de idioma, en el que el comprador y/o el artesano necesiten ayuda, la Feria se reserva el derecho de acordar la asistencia para facilitar la venta. La información publicada en el sitio web de la Feria ha sido proporcionada por los artesanos y ha sido verificada de la mejor manera posible, sin embargo, no podemos garantizar que no haya errores o equivocaciones. Cuando se trata de artesanos, por favor, tenga paciencia. Además, le recomendamos que utilice los mensajes de texto de WhatsApp, ya que esto agilizará enormemente el proceso de la venta, ya que la mayoría de los artesanos no utilizan el correo electrónico.


Compradores: Agradeceríamos recibir comentarios sobre su experiencia de compra a través del uso de nuestra página web. Por favor, envíen un mensaje de texto al 331 098 4850 o un correo electrónico a feriamaestros@gmail.com.