Archive for July, 2011

July 21, 2011

Museo Antropologia

Mexico city

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July 20, 2011

Lorenzo Family Retablos

This weekend we’ll be meeting up with the Lorenzo family of Guerrero to pick up a new collection of their wonderful folk art retablos.  Here’s a few photos from our last trip there.  The new pieces will be on our retablo page of our store, ready for pre- order by next Tuesday.

Their designs reflect the village, religious, historic and cultural life of their town, as represented in the images below

Their designs reflect the village, religious, historic and cultural life of their town, as represented in the images below

Nicolas Lorenzo

© dos Mujeres Mexican Folk Art 2011

July 5, 2011

Locos Parade

Every June in San Miguel de Allende, they celebrate the feast day of San Antonio de Padua with first, Rockets beginning at about 4am, followed by religious processions and masses and a full size carnival with lots of kiddie rides, ending a week later with the Locos Liturgy and Parade.

Ten years ago this parade lasted about twenty minutes and was a rag tag group of neighborhood youth dresses as indians, pirates, skeletons.. all the typical characters.

It has grown into a full blown thanksgiving style parade with whole neighborhoods spending the entire year creating colorful elaborate costumes around a theme.

They say about 10,000 people participate in it now.  They begin about a mile and a half outside of the center of town, ending up in the Jardin (the town plaza) to dance and have some fun. The parade itself takes a good couple of hours or more to loop through the town.

Here’s a video of parts from this year’s parade.
[vimeo 25984655]

And the slideshow

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