Ciudad de México: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, 2022. First Edition. Paperback. 132p., color plates, photos, bibl., indices, wrps. New. Item #82310
Charapan, "red land" in Purépecha, is a municipality of Michoacán located in the mountainous part of the state. His community celebrates Naná Wárhi in August: the feast of the Assumption of the Virgin, which evokes the glory of the soul of Mary at the hour of her death, one of the days to be observed in Marian worship -so relevant in the identity of all America.
Women are the protagonists in this festival, the first of which dates back to the 18th century and to the bells of Creole patriotism, and whose realization is unthinkable without the time, resources and work contributed by all the families of Charapan. The women take to the streets of the town as they leave in procession from the Yurhíxiu or House of the Maidens, which is the chapel of the Virgin Mary.
Naná Warhi is a celebration whose moment, like many other living ritual practices, is associated with the agricultural cycle, specifically with the corn harvest. And the images gathered here show a party in which components are added and discarded over time.