1143 – Capula Photowalk

Ladies of Capula

Detailed Painting

Huichol Beading

Proportions

With Tools of the Trade

Delicate Applique

Bolted

Toothpicks

Speaking to Birds

Bugambilias Grande

Freshly Painted

Through the Doorway

A little bit of heaven

  • Photowalk
  • Capula, Michoacán, México
  • April 17, 2019

During the Easter holidays, the artists of Capula honor their best with a concorso. Because the main plaza of the town is under repair, it was hard to see who won this year, but it was fun to see regardless. It was a bit hot on the street, but we got a good look at many fine pieces. Each artist, or family actually, has a slightly different style that makes them recognizable and unique. If or when I go back, it would probably be for one of the beaded pieces because they represent a blending of two different cultural backgrounds, as we understood when we talked to the artist. The lunch was from a street-side table and so perfect. Chiles relleno, calabasa, frijoles de olla, and arroz Mexicana – all examples from the core of Mexican cuisine.

You don’t have to wait for a concorso to go to Capula. There are displays of their work every weekend and the prices for the level of detail is amazing. The pieces are delicate, but so well done.

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