Before I retired from teaching high school after 38 years, I was lucky enough to travel to many places with student groups. Of course, we traveled to the sights most frequented by tourists, but I always tried to seek out local artisans and purchase a piece or two on each trip. This little 1½" square folk art reed "painting" was sold by local artisans at the base of the Great Pyramid, atop which Spaniards built the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios church in Cholula, Mexico. I was in awe watching the artisans quickly construct such intricate little works of art using thin beautifully colored reeds. Cholula and surrounding communities are also known for beautiful blue and white Talavera pottery.