Mexican craftsmanship is a cultural expression that has transcended from generation to generation, transmission in a way of seeing and understanding the world. In Mexico, the work of craftsmanship serves as a way of life for many communities in their important struggle to reclaim their identity thanks to the talent of their crafts.
Historically, the twentieth century, specifically during the thirties and forties there was widespread dissemination of Mexican popular art, deploying to the world different useful artifacts during everyday life, which are distinguished by their aesthetics and by being one of the great elements identities of Mexican nationalism. It is at this time, after a long process of wars and disunity in the country that both the government and society sought elements that would unite the identity of the recent nation, therefore, there was a collective awakening and a deep rescue and appreciation of artisan works of ancestral and contemporary type.
At the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century, the tinwork was gradually losing its importance and value as a popular activity, due to the introduction of plastic objects, aluminum and electrical appliances that displaced and replaced the tinsmith. In spite of these difficulties, the tinsmith’s shop was already being transformed, especially in the elaboration of utilitarian and decorative objects adapting to the needs of the local, national and international market.