Elaine Duncan

Visit to Huichol Village in Mexico

by on Feb.19, 2015, under Blog Posts

Welcome to the Huichol Village:  Centro Ecoturistico, Tawexikta Lugar del Sol, Bienvenidos.

A group of seven fibre artists toured a Huichol community north of Tepic.  We woke early and left Lo de Marcos at 7 am.  We drove to Tepic for breakfast and then continued north from there to a hydro electric dam on a lake where we caught a small motor boat to the village.


The Dam


The boat awaits our arrival to take us to the Village


The Village


The old mixed with the new...new bricks, new roof, Coca Cola signs

We visited the school children


Artisanias setting up their beautiful beadwork and yarn paintings.


A Cleansing ceremony performed by the Shaman


A dancing ceremony with handmade musical instruments

Everyone together...dancers, artisans, Shaman, Musician, and tour participants


Peyote, a symbol of the Huichol people, grows in a garden.


Soon it was time to return to our home after a delightful day in the Huichol Village.

We had a delicious meal served at the small restaurant with a tour of accommodation just in case we would like to return and spend a longer time in the Huichol Village.  And then we got into our little boat and returned to civilization.  This was an extraordinary as well as, delightful, time for all of us.


Adios lovely people!

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