Friday, April 9, 2010

LAURIE ZUCKERMAN'S HOLY CROSS FESTIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS FROM SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE


Laurie Zuckerman visited the Charco Botanical Garden in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, back in 2006, and photographed this towering cross and sacred heart structure left over from the Holy Cross festival. It is made by the indigenous Indians in the state of Guanajuato from the Dasylirion plant, known as the cucharilla. In a future post, I will share more examples of this religious folk art used as cemetery wreath decorations in the cemeteries around Guanajuato. The plant dries well. The wreath I bought is still holding up well, and I have used it in several Day of the Dead shrines.




4 comments:

rebecca said...

i love these!
thanks for sharing with everyone.
sending you love,
rebecca

rebecca said...

i am working on dia de los muertos in san miguel de allende.
will be including time in Guanajuato, have you spent time there?
any special cemeteries i should include on the drive from san miguel to Guanajuato??
want to come???
(i of course know the answer to that!)

Adriana Solis said...

Hello,

We saw your photo on Google Images and are wondering if we may have permission to use your photo.

We are currently working on a project for which we need pictures of local festivals and events in San Miguel de Allende. The photo(s) will be published on our website event calendar.

Please let us know if this will be okay with you.

Thank You,
Adriana
Realty San Miguel

Laurie Beth Zuckerman said...

Dear Adriana Solis,

Please credit any of the San Miguel de Allende photos you use in your website with my full name: Laurie Beth Zuckerman, copyright protected.

Gratefully, Laurie