Monday, January 31, 2011

Matilde Poulat Matl







Matilde Poulat circa 1900 - 1960
Ricardo Salas ? - 2006


Matilde was born in the early 1900's (I have to confirm)
- she ESTABLISHED her shop in 1934 and worked until her death - -
Ricardo Salas took over for Matilde after she passed away in 1960

PREHISPANIC INFLUENCED JEWELRY

Another important issue in the gallery are the jewels known as "matl". These were initiated by Matilde Eugenia Poulat, a native of Yucatan, who had studied in gold, in the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts in Mexico City.

Matilde in her jewelry was very influenced by Hispanic and particularly the Mixtec culture, discovered in 1932. She received international awards for her creations made between 1934 and 1960, the year she died. Her nephew Ricardo Salas, who worked for her, continued with their designs and among its most loyal customers are María Félix, Dolores del Rio, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Columba Domínguez, Joan Manuel Serrat, Princess Letizia Ortiz and Juan Pablo II, to quote the most important.

The jewels are made of silver, turquoise, amethyst and red coral. These include replicas of the jewels of Frida Kahlo.
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JOYERIA DE INFLUENCIA PREHISPANICA

Otro tema importante en la Galería son las joyas conocidas como “matle”. Estas fueron iniciadas por Matilde Eugenia Poulat, originaria de Yucatán, quien tenía estudios en orfebrería, en la academia de San Carlos, de Bellas Artes, en México DF.

Matilde en su joyería tiene mucha influencia prehispánica y en particular de la cultura mixteca, descubierta en 1932. Recibió reconocimientos internacionales por sus creaciones que efectuó entre 1934 y 1960, año en que fallece. Su sobrino Ricardo Salas, colaborador de ella, continuó con sus diseños y entre sus más asiduos clientes se encuentran María Félix, Dolores del Río, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Columba Domínguez, Joan Manuel Serrat, la princesa Leticia Ortiz y Juan Pablo II, por citar a los más importantes.

Las joyas están confeccionadas en plata, turquesas, amatista y coral rojo. Entre éstas se encuentran réplicas de las joyas de Frida Kahlo.

source: cybertour.cl
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TRANSLATION FROM SPANISH TO ENGLISH Courtesy of Google Language Tools
Thanks Google!!
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MATL continues to produce jewelry - not sure if they are copies or legitimate from the Matl workshop - if there is such a workshop (tho I doubt it). If you have any info, pls let me know. thanks Tia

2 comments:

  1. I know Im a little late to the party on giving information. I spoke to the sales lady at Matl today and even bought a piece that is a reproduction of some earrings given to Frida by Matilde. They apparently still have a workshop and it is legitimate.

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  2. Where is the workshop/store?

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