HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR
Mexican Folk Art Figure
On his second voyage in 1493, Christopher Columbus brought with him thirty Spanish Mustangs, a breed then considered to be the finest in the world. Breeding farms were established in the Caribbean and Mexico, and the Spanish horses became a vital part of the new society. The mix of Spanish and native Mexican peoples produced a unique and colorful culture, the artwork of which blended brilliant color, texture, and design. The Mexican Folk Art horse represents this blend of traditions and histories.