Folk Art Wallet - Danze de los Viejitos

Folk Art Wallet - Danze de los Viejitos


These gorgeous little wallets are hand embroidered in the Lake Patzcuaro of Michoacan, with depictions of local indigenous life and traditions.  Gifting someone money, but want to give them a special keepsake?  These are a perfect wallet for gifting cash for retirement, weddings, graduation, or another hallmark event!


This walletdepicts Dance of the Old Men, or Danza de los Viejitos. This is a very famous P'urepecha traditional dance, performed all over the Highlands of Michoacan. The P'urepecha men who perform this dance are known as "Danzantes" or "Dancers." As is common among Indigenous peoples of the America's, the number four is sacred - and this dance includes four male dancers who represent the four elements, Earth, Fire, Air and Water. It is also believed the four dancers represent the varieties of corn here, which are red, white, yellow and blue. The dancers pray for a bountiful harvest, and to be informed about the past - and predict the future.

Folk Art Wallet


Jennifer Bjarnason - Proprietress