The grand opening of Destino Pátzcuaro was held on Thursday, October 24, 2019. A great crowd enjoyed the premier of three new shops and galleries including Aubergine, Puerta del Cielo, Origen México and the new home of zócalo galería. The grand opening kicked off the Day of the Dead festivities […]
Character: Diablo Dance or festival: Pastorelas Provenance: Cañada de los 11 Pueblos region, Michoacán, México Materials: Polished wood, polychromic with incrustations; tin ears and movable jaw Measurements: 15.5 x 21 x 18 cm; with appliqués 35.5 x 31 x 18 cm Date (circa): 1950 Ethnic Group: Purépecha
Character: Tecuán/Jaguar Dance or festival: Los Tecuanes, , 3 de mayo Provenance: Zitlala, Guerrero, México Materials: Animal hide, polychromic with incrustations; porcupine quills and appliqués, mirrors, cotton braid. Medidas: 22.5 x 21 x 49 cm; with apliqués 22.5 x 28 x 49 cm Date (circa): 1970 Ethnic group: Nahua
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.
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 […]