Interestingly, what we know as 'Mexicana' folk art isn't necessarily made in Mexico and is mostly made in the USA and Japan. This collected genre rides the heals of many Mexican Folk Art and Early California collectors. A whole kitsch and decorative market was born on the image of a man sleeping next to cacti or a Mexican riding a burro. Mainly these objects where found in curio shops across the US and Mexican Border towns, along with romantic images of Mexicans playing guitar or dancing the "hat dance". Of this era was born the 'Sleeping Mexican' or 'Siesta Figure'. Made of nearly every imaginable medium; a whole craft industry was born, as Americans made their own interpretations of it. All of this has turned into a highly sought after 'collectible' today. From the 'Sleeping Mexican' to the 'Romantic' Caricature of Old Mexico, collectibles come primarily from the Mid-20th Century.