October 22, 2012 in PvdH's Mexico
(cultural) weekend. It had been a while (a pretty serious while) since I played tourist in my own city. In fact (as sad as it is to say), visits to the Museo de Antropologia here in Mexico City are pretty much reserved when (fairly special) visitors come to town.
The Museo de Antropologia, however, really is one of the gems of the city. Filled with pre-Hispanic artefacts, (beautiful!) jewellery (et al.)- it is a truly spectacular presentation of the incredibly rich history of our country.
And so, given that I had promised to show you all the ongoing celebrations for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), why not start with a couple of the original (pre-Hispanic) rituals to simbolise death and rebirth. My mom and I took a trip today to the museum and spotted this adorned skull and a bone necklace. Both of which (somehow?!) I find to be rather beautiful in their own way.