Historia de una Vivienda para Hacer unda Ofrenda al Santo Tecuil [History of a Home Offering to Santo Tecuil]. Pressing Issues.
Historia de una Vivienda para Hacer unda Ofrenda al Santo Tecuil [History of a Home Offering to Santo Tecuil].
Historia de una Vivienda para Hacer unda Ofrenda al Santo Tecuil [History of a Home Offering to Santo Tecuil].
Historia de una Vivienda para Hacer unda Ofrenda al Santo Tecuil [History of a Home Offering to Santo Tecuil].

Historia de una Vivienda para Hacer unda Ofrenda al Santo Tecuil [History of a Home Offering to Santo Tecuil].

San Pablito Pahuatlan, Mexico: Alfonso García Tellez, 1981. Tellez, Alfonso Garcia. Small octavo. 22pp., accordionfold. Original manuscript work, signed by the artist, Alfonso García Tellez. Written on handmade amate bark paper, and featuring eighteen illustrations cut out from dark brown and red amate. Tellez, one of three prominent indigenous Otomi artists, here celebrates and, by celebrating, preserves and gives voice to, the pre-Columbian practice of papermaking and the strong Mexican tradition of the intersection of art and community. His home settlement of San Pablito is the only remaining major center of indigenous papermakers in Mexico. It is also a prominent village for brujería (“witchcraft”) healing practices; Tellez’s text provides instructions for cures and rituals, and his illustrations depict various spirits and deities recognized as benevolent for wellness. The work is thus a unique ethnographic record as much as a testament to artistic tradition nearly lost to modernization and the tides of imperialism. Fine in paper wrappers with silk ties as ornamentation to the covers. Item #30246

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