Indigenous Festival, In Progress in Puerto Vallarta
Published Apr 1, 2013, 4:33pm -
The eight annual Wixaritari Tateikie Mieme indigenous festival is currently taking place in Puerto Vallarta’s Plaza Caracol and will continue until April 7. Every year, around this time, the Tateikie Huichol community from San Andrés Cohamiata, Jalisco, sets an exhibition at the popular shopping plaza, allowing visitors and locals a privileged and up-close experience with one of Mexico’s most reclusive tribes, who share their art, chanting and time-honored ceremonies with those present.
The Huichol are known for their detailed yarn paintings and beading work over wax and wood, along with beautiful embroidered works that depict their deities and beliefs. Over 40 artists are available, exhibiting their work, and some of their pieces are available for purchase. In addition, several documentaries about the Huichol will be screened throughout the festival.
The exhibition is open to the public daily from 10 am to 8 pm at Plaza Caracol, located along Fco. Medina Ascencio, in the Hotel Zone.