New issue of Garland explores the Zapotec concept of guendalisaà

Read the latest issue from Mexico here.
The Garland journey now ventures across the Pacific to the region of Oaxaca, legendary for its crafts, festivals and cuisine.
Mexico appeals globally as a culture of colour and celebration, even in death. But what principles underpin this?
For this issue, we’ve been offered the Zapotec concept of Guendalisaà, as the process of “crafting kinship” by making costumes, decorations and installations.
Our quarterly essayist Tessa Laird takes us on her journey to understand the way animals inhabit the creative lives of artisans in southern Mexico, underpinned by the concept of nagual, or animal spirit.
There’s a feast of stories and beautiful objects. Enjoy lives well made!

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