El Sagrario Patzcuaro Michoacan

September 2018 Newsletter

Two Different Tours, Two Different New Years, Two Different Celebrations, Two Different Dates Both Magical Events Filled with Tradition, Dances, Masks, Music, Color & Excitement Please join us for one of these “once in a lifetime” cultural tours. A Tour of Pastorela Dances in Michoacán – New Year’s 2018Sunday, December […]

Arts and Crafts of Mexico Chloe Sayer
Books, Folk Art

Arts and Crafts of Mexico by Chloë Sayer

Arts and Crafts of Mexico by Chloë Sayer, first published in the United States by Chronicle Books in 1990, is the “go to” book for information on Mexican Folk Art. Whether you are a novice and just beginning to learn about Mexican Folk Art or a diehard collector, this book […]

Mascaras Mexicanas Roberto Montenegro
Books, Folk Art, Mexican Masks

MASCARAS MEXICANAS – Roberto Montenegro

MASCARAS MEXICANAS by Roberto Montenegro is the first book published devoted entirely  to Mexican masks. The book includes text by Roberto Montenegro, Xavier Villaurrutia and Ramón Mena and was printed by Talleres Gráficos de la Nación in 1926. The first edition was 2500 examples consisting of 134 pages and 47 photographic plates.

Negrito Mask Nurio Michoacan
Folk Art, Mexican Masks

Negrito Masks of Michoacán

The negrito masks of Michoacán are used for the Danza de los Negritos. The mask and dress vary depending on the community. These dances are performed in San Lorenzo, Nurio and Ocumicho for the pastorelas and in Uruapan for the fiesta or feast day of Santa Magdalena. Below are several examples and the fiesta for […]

Pastorela Ihuatzio Michoacan

Pastorela Purépecha – Ihuatzio, Michoacán

Pastorela in Ihuatzio, Michoacán – Devils, Hermits, Shepherds, Angels and the Baby Jesus – A Christmas Tradition. Join us for A Tour of Pastorela Dances in Michoacán – New Years 2018 to be part of this tradition! Pastorela en Ihuatzio, Michoacán – Diablos, Ermitaños, Pastores, Ángeles y el Niño Dios – Una […]