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Exhibition at Casa Montejo, Mérida Yucatán, Fomento Cultural Banamex
We were fortunate to bring this exhibition to the beautiful city of Mérida Yucatán, thanks to the invitation of Citibanamex, through Fomento Cultural Banamex, under the direction of Cándida Fernández, which was presented at Montejo House.
“Carnival arrives like every year in San Martín Tilcajete, a town in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca renowned in Mexican popular art thanks to its copal wood carvings, better known as alebrijes”, decorated with unique designs and multicolored dyes. This passion for the artistic has also made the community preserve other expressions of culture, including a unique Easter carnival, where the “devils” or “oiled”, named for the fat that are smeared on the body, are the main attraction.
The Jacobo & María Angeles Workshop, recognized exponent of the Tilcajete carvings, has enriched and disseminated this carnival for several years by recovering its vernacular elements, while incorporating a very own aesthetic vision, especially in the costumes, highlighting its fascinating masks. With so much success that today it is already part of the living tradition of this town, and without a doubt, of the multicultural state of Oaxaca”.