Friday, May 24, 2024

Upstairs at the Palace

There were two more exhibits upstairs at the Palace of Iturbide.

The first was an exhibit of pictures by noted Mexican photographer Armando Salas Portugal (1916-1995).  He traveled throughout Mexico and in 1946 he made his first trip to Yucatán where he photographed the landscapes, towns and archaeological sites.  The exhibit contains around 50 images from that journey.  It was interesting for me because I have been to some of the places that he photographed.

Chapel in the coastal town of Telchac

A Yucatán village

Fishermen on the beach at Celestún

The Pyramid of Kukulkán at the Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá

The Temple of the Warriors at Chichén Itzá
Notice the columns in the form of serpents.

The House of the Doves at the Mayan ruins of Uxmal

The second exhibit was of textiles from the state of Oaxaca.  The name of the show was "Día y Noche" (Day and Night), and it juxtaposed garments done in black and white.  These items were all woven by hand on backstrap looms by indigenous women.  I have included some close-up pictures to show the wonderful detail of these weavings.

This piece was our favorite.

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