Photo: Raúl Barrera Rodríguez/INAH


Mexico’s Regional Museum of Nayarit, part of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), will open on Friday, April 8, a photo exhibit of the Cora (or Náayeri) indigenous people, an ethnic group that predominates in that northwestern state, showing some of their unique traditions , especially during the Christian Easter Holy Week.

Photo: Raúl Barrera Rodríguez/INAH

The 31-image exhibit is composed of photographs taken by archaeologist Raúl Barrera Rodríguez in Santa Teresa del Nayar in 2007.

In 1722, the Mesa del Nayar was taken by the Spanish after the native people having resisted the conquest for two centuries, although the Cora never fully assimilated into Mexican society. This self-determination and isolation of the Náayeri is evidenced in many aspects of their daily life, such as religious celebrations, among which the Holy Week stands out, as seen in the photos.

The exhibit, which will remain on display through June, can be visited at the Nayarit Regional Museum, located at Avenida México Norte 91 in Tepic, Nayarit, and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A nominal entry fee is required, and strict anti-covid measures are enforced.


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