Tlahualiles Festival 2013 at White Park
I saw the Facebook invite.
Certainly the long name and the unusual spelling “TLAHUALILES….” piqued my interest.
So I dragged my sorry lazy self out of the house with my camera to downtown’s White Park to take a look.
According to local organizer, art scene promoter and owner of Division 9 Art Gallery, Cosme Cordova, they were celebrating the Sahauayo Michoacan festival.
Dancers wore original large scale, ornate, hand-made paper-mache and feather masks.
Some of these masks were massive, 4 to 5 feet high adorned with feathers and looked very heavy.
I watched as someone wanting to try them on, needed the help of 2 other persons to steady it.
I arrived late so I probably missed some opening remarks by organizers about the nature of the masks, their origins etc.
A lot of hard work went into this free event. Thanks Cosme for the invitation.
I hope this event returns next year with an even bigger attendance.