The History of Taxco Silver Jewelry
Taxco is world-famous for its handcrafted silver jewelry.
In the early part of the Twentieth Century,
the local natural silver mineral was refined and transformed into chalices
and other ecclesiastical ornamental objects which were made by hammering out the silver
it’s surface was polished with the abrasive powder of an agave cactus rubbed over and over against a shirtsleeve
In the thirties and forties Taxco received and came to embody the spirit of William Spratling, a northamerican
William Spratling loved authentic art, uncovering large numbers of precolombian figures hidden in the Guerrero dirt.
Spratling was a talented draftsman and inspired designer who combined many ideas from the precolombian artifacts.
The story of Taxco’s development as a city of silversmiths will take a while to tell, so we will begin now, little by little.