Traditional items from the Mayo-Yoreme culture arrive in Mazatlán for sale


Association of indigenous women of El Fuerte inaugurates crafts stand in a well-known hotel; The items are true works of art.

Mazatlán, Sin.- Thanks to the project Strengthening the entrepreneurship of the Mayo-Yoreme community, starting this weekend in Mazatlán, the Association of Indigenous Women of El Fuerte Matachines AC, offers typical artisan products in this city.

Irma Guadalupe Ruiz Trejo, project advisor of the organization, explained that this non-profit civil association was formed in 2013 by 5 indigenous women in La Palma, Charay, El Fuerte, who since then have carried out various activities to maintain the traditions and sale of typical items.

What does the association do?

“He searches and goes to the Yoreme communities to buy items that are works of art; the leather keychains, the clay cups that are made in San Javier, Choix; The painted bulls are made in Mochicahui, the maracas are made in La Palma; The napkins are made in San José Pericos, Choix.

For his part, Ricardo Uribe Muñoz, general manager of the Ibis Mazatlán hotel, said that since October this chain has supported the group of indigenous women with exhibition and sales at the Los Mochis facilities and now also in this tourist city.

  “At the Ibis hotel we are going to have all those types of crafts that the Matachines association brings us. It is an activity of social responsibility, approaching the communities to have a showcase inside our hotels and they can sell those objects, for now in Los Mochis and here in Mazatlán.”

In the hotel facilities, located on La Marina Avenue, the president of the Matachines AC association, Rosa María Aguilar Velázquez, appreciated the opportunity to market the cups, plates and clay jars, bules for water, ayales or maracas, masks and pascola keychains, skin drums and other products, and invited citizens to buy these typical objects made with skin, clay and seeds or products from the countryside and thereby preserve indigenous traditions.

Source: Linea Directa