This item consists of two booklets on Mexican culture published by Eugenio Fischgrund: Mexican Native Costumes and Mexican Native Dances by Luis Covarrubias. (Neither of these publications is dated but appear to have been created in the 1970's.) Luis Covarrubias, (1919-1987) became interested in ethnology and painting through his art loving father and his older brother, Miguel, an archeologist and notable painter. He gradually developed a passion for Mexican handicrafts, music, dance and textiles which is reflected in the drawings and text created by Covarrubias in these books. Mexican Native Costumes is a 32 page soft cover booklet with a two-page pictorial map of Mexico (placing the costumes in their areas of origin) and 14 full color pages of men's and women's costumes from different groups in Oaxaca, Puebla, Chiapas, Jalisco, Yucatan, Michoacan, Poblana, and Charro. Mexican Native Dances: Regional Dances of Mexico is a 32 page soft over booklet with a two-page pictorial map of Mexico (placing the dancers in their areas of origin) and 14 full color pages of dancers performing the dance of the aerialist, the deer, the old men, the paxtles, the shell, the feather, the tiger, the serpent, the Moors and the Christians, St. James, Yucatecan Jarana, Sones Jarochos, and the country jarabe. All illustrations are beautifully rendered and brightly patterned and colored. All of the text is in English. Both Mexican Native Costumes and Mexican Native Dances by Luis Covarrubias are in very good condition very minor shelf wear to the covers.