Town makes special Christmas ornaments

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Tlapujahua, 18 December 2015
1. Close of glass under flame
2. Man holding glass on top of flame
3. Man blowing glass to form the sphere of a Christmas ornament
4. Ornament being placed on a pile of other ornaments
5. Man working next to pile of ornaments
6. Man placing hot glass ornaments inside a pail of water
7. Woman painting ornament with brush
8. Finished ornaments
9. Red ornaments inside a box
10. SOUNDBITE (Spanish): Salvador Hernandez, glass artisan:
"As you can see, they come out transparent. Then we add a reactive to them, and after that we apply silver nitrate. We shake them a little, and place them under mid tempered water, so we can then paint it in silver."
11. Wide of Christmas ornament market
12. Hand picking up ornaments with decorations inside
13. Hand holding red ornament
14. Ornaments in boxes
15. SOUNDBITE (Spanish): Yolanda Jacobo, glass ornament artisan:
"Here are different artists. Each family group is unique, where the whole family works, from parents to sons. Everything is done manually, without machines, everything is blown from the lungs of each one of us".
16. Women choosing ornaments
17. Close of hand showing purple glass decoration
18. SOUNDBITE (Spanish): Alicia Gir�n, tourist from the State of Mexico:
"Each piece is unique. Each item is truly unique. They are the lungs of the people, no? Because they were blown one by one by a single person."
19. Women looking at ornaments in the market
20. Wide of the town of Tlapujahua
MEXICAN TOWN MAKES SPECIAL CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS
The small town of Tlapujahua, in western Mexico, is well known as the place which produces handcrafted ornaments for Christmas trees.
When the mining industry jobs disappeared here in 1960 people started to make Christmas ornaments as a way of earning their living and because of the abundant raw materials available in the area the artisans never lack supplies to make their wares.
Today, many families continue to honor the tradition of hand-making each ornament in individual workshops producing hundreds of items which showcase a variety of colours and designs.
People from all over Mexico travel during the first weeks of December to buy the ornaments and other Christmas decorations for their homes for the festive season.

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