One of the beauties of being in the US is that it contains a variety of cultures. One way to teach our children respect and appreciation for these cultures is by learning from others' beliefs and traditions. In this activity, give your child some insight into another culture by helping create an ojo de Dios (eye of God), a representation of the yarn weaving done by the Huichol population of northwest Mexico
Frida Kahlo a Mexican Surrealist painter who has achieved international popularity. She typically painted self-portraits using vibrant colours in a style that was influenced by cultures of Mexico as well as influences from European Surrealism. Her self-portraits were often an expression of her life and her pain.
There were three major indigenous groups that created great civilizations in the New World: One was found in central Mexico, another in southern Mexico/Northern Central America, and the last in much of western South America. The Mexica or Aztec, the Mayan, and the Inca are represented and corresponding maps show us where they resided prior to Spanish contact. MexicanConnexionforTile.com ] #culture #Talavera #Mexican