Sunday, November 23, 2014

Guillermo Ríos and dancing dogs of Colima

Dancing Dogs are one of the best known symbols of Colima . Contrary to what you think they are not dancing or fighting. These dogs represent the transfer of power from generation to generation. The old dog transmitting their knowledge, wisdom and experience that prepares the young to the succession.

The dogs are Xoloitzcuintles, also called Mexican hairless dog, an ancient pre-Hispanic race. These dogs, according to Aztec mythology, accompanied the deceased and guided his soul to the underworld so sacrificed and buried with him. In the state of Colima found a large number of graves containing clay figures with the representation of these dogs.

The photo is the work of Guillermo Ríos and his prehispanic figures Alcalá, master of Mexican folk art.

Guillermo Ríos y los perros danzantes de Colima


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Colima is a state in western Mexico. It shares its name with its capital and main city, Colima, Colima. Colima is a small state, sharing a border with the Mexican states of Jalisco to the north and east, and Michoacán to the south. To the west Colima borders the Pacific Ocean. In addition to the capital city of Colima, the state's main cities include Manzanillo and Tecomán.

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