The Tepehua Indians live in three states, Hidalgo, Puebla and Veracruz. The town of Huehuetla hidalgo is the subject of this video documenting many of the characters of the Carnival (matri gras) which is a celebration before the beginning of Lent. There is a social order among the dead (dancers), The Comanche , the Huehues, Diablos, Coludos, Tisnados . The festival takes place in two parts, what you see here is the second half of the festival which lasts three days culminating a fire dance.
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