Category: CULTURE

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Nativity scenes in Mexican popular art

Over the Christmas festive season, nativity scenes or “nacimientos” are placed in Mexican houses, representing the main figures in the story of the birth of Jesus. There is currently an exhibition in the Banamex...

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Mazahua lady on market day

Mazahua lady in her typical dress at the market in Atotonilco, Guanajuato. The Mazahua people live in Central Mexico, mainly in the Estado de México, Queretaro and Michoacán. The traditional dress of the women...

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Weaving exquisite shawls

Tenancingo, a town in the Estado de México, is well-known for its beautiful Mexican shawls or “rebozos”. Local weavers work on old wooden looms tucked away in their backyards or on the roof terrace...

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The Vochol, art on wheels

One-of-a-kind in the world, this VW Beetle has been decorated by indigenous artisans from the Huichol communities in Jalisco and Nayarit with symbols and stories from their culture. Two families spent 7 months working...

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Pilgrims from Puebla at the Basilica

Last Sunday, 22nd February, the Basilica de Guadalupe was full of pilgrims from Puebla on their annual pilgrimage. The most eye-catching group were the Quetzal dancers with their spectacular circular headdresses, representing the extravagant...