Cora Huaraches – Intensely Traditional

I found this powerful photo in the 100 edition of Artes de Mexico. The edition titled ‘Los Otros Rostros’ is a tribute to Ruth Lechuga the great Anthropologist, preserver, promoter and sustainer of Mexican Folk Arts and Crafts.

This photo I found particularly striking (ignoring the text), because it puts Huaraches in yet another context. Not of fashion, not of poverty, not of craft, nor art, but one of intense tradition. Who said tradition is boring?

I was unable to find the photographer to credit for this photo, but will be glad to do so.

The Judea where this photos was taken is an Easter Ritual that merges Catholic and Indigenous themes.
Below is the link to a great photo essay of the Cora Judea celebration during ‘Semana Santa’ by Jan Sochor.
La Judea


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