The Day of the Dead shown here is in Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, Mexico. The P’urhépechas come to the cemetery and clean the graves, then they place flowers, candles, food and other items in honor of the dead. The families then spend the night in the cemetery, praying, eating and remembering the departed. This practice is celebrated in all indigenous communities; it varies in detail but not in substance. Ã In each home they also build a alter with flowers, food, and drinks for the dead.
My project is to document the indigenous textiles of Mexico. To do this I travel to remote indigenous villages to photo and film the traditional textiles and festivals over 650 are now documented. There are over 60 different languages spoken in Mexico and I try to document all that I can reach. My home base is Mexico City. This films are part of the documentation project which is presented as a web museum at www.mexicantextiles.com . The indigenous cultures of Mexico will be brought to you in short but interesting video clips and on my blib.tv blog. Thanks for you interest. bob Freund