An Invitation to an Amazing Oaxacan Adventure

Monday, March 30, 2015

Easter Time

 Always loved how there's nary a rabbit to be seen in Oaxaca during Easter.  Though, in fairness, the confetti filled eggs are a nod to the bunny.  But, as I've learned, the rabbit is a new world animal. That is to say, it was here before the Spaniards were. In honor of our American Easter,  I found you this lovley little image above of the rabbit as a scribe painted on  a Mayan vase.  He looks a little trickster, don't you think?  And what is that flag tucked in his waistband?

 And here's a piece I saw in Yanhuitlan last visit.  If you look up on the top left you'll see Mr. 10 Rabbit.  It's hard to see here, but the bucked teeth were the unmistakeable rabbit indicator.  I love this image of two, clearly very Spanish nobles, wearing funny hats and sitting on chairs, doing some kind of counting thing with their hands while the stoic 10 Rabbit looks on.

Lord 10 Rabbit sends you Easter Greetings wherever you might find yourself. 

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