The parks and hotels of Xcaret were gala with Huamantla carpets
For the Festival of Traditions of Life and Death
In 2022, the state invited to the Day of the Dead celebration in Xcaret was Tlaxcala, and one of the things that impressed us the most, in addition to its gastronomy and live music, were its Huamantla tapestries.
Here we share all the tapestries that the artisans of Tlaxcala created for this special celebration.
Hotel Xcaret Arte
Hotel Xcaret Mexico
The Beach House
Learn a little more about Huamantla, a small but beautiful place in Tlaxcala:
Huamantla is located in a municipality of Tlaxcala, which since 2007 has been named a Magical Town. Distinguished by its festivals, gastronomy and traditions, Huamantla is without a doubt a place you should definitely visit.
This town is located 46 km from Tlaxcala, at a distance of approximately 2 hours and means of communication from the CDMX. Its name, “Huamantla”, proven from Nahuatl which is significant: “Place of trees formed or together”. It has French-style architecture and old pulqueras haciendas.
Huamantla has “The Codex of Huamantla” (cartographic-historical content) which is considered the largest in the world and also one of the few documents of Ottoman culture known to date.
Wallpaper tradition in Tlaxcala
Tapestries or also known as alfombras, is a tradition that makes the town of Huamantla proud, as it is a type of ephemeral art, full of many colors that convey joy and amazement.
It is said that the first evidence of this art as we know it now can be traced to Huamantla since 1870, where at that time they were rustic carpets, with just a rustic frame filled with flowers and petals.
This art considered as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Tlaxcalait has pre-Hispanic origins, since at that time petal showers and other ornaments with plants and flowers were used. in honor of the goddess of fertility “Xochiquetzalli”. From that moment until now, these carpets have had a function of prayer, praise or thanks for the blessings received.
These wallpapers can be made during the day of August, in the atrium of the Basilica of Charity and the patron saint’s feast. It will be used approx more than 25 different types of flowersamong them roses, gardenias and sunflowers, they also use seeds, seasonal fruits, metals and glass to make these beautiful tapestries.
A main difference between rugs and carpets is that the rug can be of any design, while the rug is made with religious images. For the celebration of “La Noche que nadie duerme” he will make carpets of up to 5 km, which is equivalent to 55 squares in the municipality of Huamantla. As you may be wondering, making a rug can cost between 30,000 and 50,000 pesos.
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