El Carnival by Cristina Barriga

El Carnival by Cristina Barriga


These stunning pillow cases are created by different women from a collective in Santa Cruz, which is located in the P'urepecha Plateau of Michoacan de Ocampo, Mexico.  The P'urepecha of this region create incredible handicrafts, including these lovely scenes that are hand embroidered onto tapestries, pillow cases, tea towels, clothing, rebozos, purses and change purses.  Depicting rural lifestyle, the themes vary from Butterfly Fishermen on Lake Patzcuaro, illustrations of cemeteries during Dia de Muertos, life on the ranch, and many dances, including the Dance of the Fish, Dance of the Bull and the Dance of the Old Men.

Though the most famous of horse fairs is in Texcoco, Mexico State, horses are celebrated throughout central and northern Mexico.  This beautiful depiction of a local fair shows a banda playing music, people dancing and celebrating, a woman with a stick full of cotton candy and many games taking place outside of the horse ring.  


Jennifer Bjarnason - Proprietress