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Joel Velasco Lara's family interprets the China Poblana in terracotta. The low cut embroidered blouse, full skirt, white petticoat and shawl are attributed to Catarina de San Juan, a Hindu princess who was kidnapped by pirates, sold into slavery, and who lived in Puebla in the 1600s.

Joel Velasco Lara's family interprets the China Poblana in terracotta. The low cut embroidered blouse, full skirt, white petticoat and shawl are attributed to Catarina de San Juan, a Hindu princess who was kidnapped by pirates, sold into slavery, and who lived in Puebla in the 1600s.

© Arden Aibel Rothstein and Anya Leah Rothstein, 2007

Source article: Mexican Folk Art from Oaxacan Artist Families by Arden Aibel and Anya Leah Rothstein
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