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TARASCA WEDDING

Tarasca is a term used by the Spanish in reference to the local Purhepecha peoples.  Among many local people, including Purhepecha peopels, the term remains to this day.  Named "Boda Tarasca," this scene shows an outdoor indigenous wedding scene - which has many similarities to western weddings due to Christianization of indigenous peoples in Mexico.  One of the new symbols seen in this depiction is a woman holding a white rosary - brought as a gift to the newly wedded couple.  There are also a young women scattering flowers from her basket.