Thursday, October 20, 2011

Chichimeca Dancers

Conchero Dancer via Robin Talks, Cooks, and Travels

Danza Mexica Iztac Cuauhtli via xicana_momma

Rosa Maria Hernandez Maya via Mary Clark, Traveler

Several weeks ago I went to the New Mexico State Fair here in Albuquerque. It had all the wonderful trappings of a state fair without all the people. We had come through the rain just in time for the sun to come out, so very few people were still there. It was perfect.

One of the best parts was watching the Chichimeca dancers. Their costumes are beautiful, the drumming is infectious, and their dances are powerful, quite literally. These dancers are buff!

I walked away in awe of the headdresses that adorned the dancers. I was mystified by the craftsmanship that goes into each piece and then the care it must take to travel with them all over the Americas. They are just stunning.

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