Using Corn Husks in Traditional Mexican Folk Art
In Mexico, many components of corn are commonly used in food, crafts, and more. The husks were generally saved for many reasons, including using them as scrubbers in the house for cleaning, food wrappers, and various crafts.
Since corn husks are readily available in Mexico, they are one of the most sustainable materials used to create artisan pieces. The husks are removed from the corn, are soaked in water, and shaped to create all parts of the craft being created. Afterwards, they are completely dried in the sun and require no further processing.
The husk is used both in its natural color and dyed for craft-making. This material is durable and long-lasting.