Karla Gachet

Zitlala, Guerrero, Mexico

A crowd watches on as men, wearing jaguar masks and using swinging ropes as weapons, take part in a ritual fight in the village square. These events are part of the La Fiestas de la Santa Cruz (Festival of the Holy Cross). This is a petition for rains of pre-Columbian origin and takes place annually in early May. As well as offerings ritual fights take place between people wearing jaguar masks (tecuanis). The ancient traditions state that the blood and sweat, from the fighting, that falls to the ground are an offering to the earth. In return the people ask the gods for rain and therefore, the more tecuanis that fight the more rain will fall.

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Karla Gachet
City
Zitlala, Guerrero
Country
Mexico
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4200 x 2800 pixels
35.56 x 23.71 cm (300 dpi)
14 x 9.33 inch (300 dpi)
3.7 MB size on disk
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