Friday, February 23, 2007

Revolutionary Piñata Maker

Aired on NPR’s Latino USA, February 23, 2007

Aired on KQED's The California Report, Dec. 3, 2006, voiced by guest host Kathy Baron

For centuries, celebrations around the world have included piñatas: treat-filled clay or paper-mache figures suspended on a rope to be smashed by excited party goers. In San Francisco, one Salvadorian craftsman, Romeo Gilberto Osorio goes beyond familiar mass-produced products, building custom piñatas with only a picture.