please note as this is a handcraft the colors may vary from the ones depicted. TIN ORNAMENTS IN A BOX 10 PZAS The art of tin work (hojalata) is one of Mexico's most colorful crafts, and is becoming increasingly popular with both tourists and collectors of folk art. Tin is made by dipping thin sheets of iron into molten tin to coat them. This produces an attractive, shiny surface that is resistant to corrosion. (If the plated surface is cut or scratched, however, exposing the iron underneath, it will begin to rust if wet.) The material can be easily bent, crimped, cut and soldered to form intricate shapes. Tin has a brilliant appearance similar to silver, which is a large part of its appeal. Its other advantages are its lightness, strength and low cost.
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