The sun is shining, but it’s cold. With snow on the ground, I’m living inside. I’m definitely not in Oaxaca anymore! I’m outside of Saratoga Springs, New York. Yes, I traded the land of blue skies, brilliant colors, warm temps, and open doors and windows, for ten days in the frigid, fifty shades of gray, northeast — but for the best of reasons, my grandson’s first birthday.
However, I need my Oaxaca fix! So, with a little time on my hands (nap time for baby) I am going through Noche de Rabanos photos. And, these little devils, jumped out at me. (Gosh, I have no idea why!)
These dancers portray La Danza de los diablos, a dance that is the result of a fascinating fusion of African and Sonoran rituals.
They are made of dried corn husks
and were created by Moisés Ruiz Sosa. The detail is amazing!
La Danza de los Diablos de Santiago Juxtlahuaca won second prize in the 2012 Totomoxtle Decorado division.
Ooops! The adorable little devil who melts this heart just woke up. Time to do the crawling-around-on-the-floor dance.