Artisans for Mother Earth
By Bárbara Macías
From eight Mexican states and beyond the sea, 70 artisans will gather their talent and creativity in this fundraising event for ecological projects. The fair will take place at the Plaza Cívica on April 24, 25, and 26.
Through Sun, Apr 26, 10am-6pm
Huichol and Otomí art, silk shawls, wool rugs, papier mâché, carved wood, and traditional toys that stand the test of time will take their place in the fair stands to seduce the visitors with the tenderness and the cosmic vision they express.
See the work of Busart 10, the metalsmith studio that transcends the boundaries of craft to reach the heights of art. Right next to them is amate paper and chaquira works. Then come delicately embroidered garments for the warm season, macramé, bags, and linen.
Those who love jewelry will find the widest assortment: unique filigree designs, opals, crimped medieval ornaments, exotic natural stones with silver, cameos of religious inspiration, and affordable silver creations.
Additionally, you will find perfumery, cosmetics, honey and spirulina, high quality avocado artisanal products, eggnog, mezcal, spices, traditional candies, and more.
Our culinary show will delight everyone with cheese, bread, wine, and paella. The Parador el Cortijo Hotel will serve tasty and healthy salads with pita bread, and two stands will feature Mexican cuisine. Pastries, cappuccino, and strawberries with cream will be available as well.
The Casa y Acequia nonprofit civil association started an ecological restoration project at La Cuadrilla, consisting of the establishment of a 20-hectares prickly pear orchard, which has already produced its first harvest to benefit an indigenous community in extreme poverty.
Just as it was previously done at the Delgado ejido at the Natural Protected Area of Neutla Dam, our brigade members of La Cuadrilla will have training and technical assistance to plant their nopal backyard orchards. Then they will get from 50 to 70 thornless, organic nopal plants. These intensive orchards will reinforce their families’ food self-sufficiency and will prevent the brigade members from cutting the buds of the ecological restoration field. They will also produce raw materials to be processed by the community later on. Ecology can only be restored if the people’s living conditions are restored.
Danzantes, mojigangas, the whole band will come! Don’t miss this fair! Free entrance. The program is subject to change without notice. Follow us on Facebook: artesanosporlatierra. Bárbara Macías, President, Casa y Acequia, A.C./ww.casayacequia.org.
Casa de la Cultura will enhance the fair with the following cultural events program:
Rondalla, Fri, Apr 24, 5pm
Prehispanic Music, Sat, Apr 25, 12pm
Children Folkloric Ballet, Sun, Apr 26, 12pm