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LUPITAS, MUÑECAS DE CARTÓN. INGENIO 100% MEXICANO

LUPITAS, MUÑECAS DE CARTÓN. INGENIO 100% MEXICANO

El ingenio que ponemos los mexicanos ante las dificultades que se presentan en nuestra vida, se ha visto reflejado a través del tiempo, un ejemplo de ello es  el origen de la creación de las muñecas de cartón conocidas como "Lupitas"  En la época de la Colonia, las muñecas de porcelana, se pusieron de moda entre aquellos que tenían un alto poder adquisitivo. Para gran parte del pueblo mexicano, esas muñecas estaban fuera de su alcance, por el precio tan alto que tenían que pagar por una de ellas. Fue entonces que surgió la idea de hacer muñecas de cartón,...

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Divination and witchcraft in our ancient Mexico

Divination and witchcraft in our ancient Mexico

The great wealth of our country is attributed mainly to our ancestors who were in charge of teaching us a great deal of knowledge: gastronomic, medicinal, and even those related to witchcraft and divination. In Mexico There are a lot of myths and beliefs, some attributed to witchcraft, and it is not surprising that our ancestors had a lot to do. For the Nahuas, divination, sorcery, and witchcraft were considered a gift from the Gods to humanity. The deities reputed as sorceresses: Tezcatlipoca Negro, Quetzalcóatl, Huitzilopochtli, Tláloc and Ehécatl, also considered the creator gods, were who gave and determined who...

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Mexican Cartoneria: art on paper.

Mexican Cartoneria: art on paper.
Learn a little more about the artisan branch of cardboard.

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AXOLOTL: the water monster

AXOLOTL: the water monster
Learn the story of why the axolotl or axolotl is known as the water monster ...

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Easter traditions: burning Judas

Easter traditions: burning Judas

During these Easter dates there is a tradition that always attracts the attention of many people, the burning of the Judas. The figure of "Judas" alludes to the poorly represented as devil and these pieces are made with a reed structure which must be constantly wetted so that it is flexible and molds itself to the different shapes, then they are lined with paper, to finally be painted and decorated by hand. It is customary to burn them on Gloria Saturday in the company of band music, such as the representation of Judas Iscariot, who sold Jesus for a few...

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