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La Catrina Fest, 2015

October 15 - November 5, 2015

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TZOMPANTLI
Memory and tradition

Usual is that the Mexican people are a good memory that retains its traditions and customs, conmemmora and celebrated. The Day of the Dead is when our people chose to remember their dead in rituals and ceremonies where spirituality merges with the celebration, the festive fervor with imagination, where, without losing our identity well marked features over time They have been adding new elements that have given importance to the commemoration.
The ritual has made its expression on objects associated with the death, burial principalemnte the skull, giving a category that can be named as ritual crafts, and comprising candlesticks, incense burners, masks, candles, toys, necklaces and skulls skulls clay sugar tzompantli us back to pre-Hispanic.

Tzompanlti prehispanic is a type of architectural structure with a series of wooden poles with crosspieces which decapitated human skulls, which has been represented in codices and murals were strung and has objectively found in the remains of tzompantli chronicler Bernal Diaz del Castillo describes.
As part of La Catrina FEST 2015, Factory Arts and Crafts (Faro) Tláhuac with Barley Arts and Community have joined the festivities for the production of 60 skulls made of paper and board operated by various artists from different generations, developing a great tzompantli collective participation, subject to Mexican traditions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                - Miguel Flores

 

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