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Posts tagged ‘carving’

The Imaginative World of Alebrijes

It is said that an alebrije will choose you, rather than you picking it from midst its crowd of companions all carefully displayed; and according to some, they actually represent your spirit guardian.
Alebrijes (al-a-BRE-hays) are brightly coloured and painstakingly detailed painted wooden sculptures primarily made in the communities of San Martín Tilcajete and Arrazola, Oaxaca.

The sculptures represent all kinds of beings – from owls, jaguars, frogs, and grasshoppers, to fantastical creatures like rooster-grasshopper hybrids, and fire-breathing sharp-toothed winged reptile-like creatures with googly eyes. Read more

Fiesta: Noche de Rabanos

One of the more bizarre things I have done – in a year packed with bizarre things – is to stand in a massive snaking line for 2.5 hours waiting my turn to see hundreds of artistically carved radishes. Welcome to Noche de rábanos, one of the most popular events held each year in Oaxaca. Read more

Embracing the Chaos

Reinventing Myself on Mexican Time

Dinner: A Love Story

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

Heart of Light

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

A Cup of Jo

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

Healthy Happier Bear

Adventures In Striving For A Healthy, Happier Life!

Simple Provisions

Food does not need to be fancy to be celebrated