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La Niña de Yalalag

La Niña de Yalalag


DESCRIPTION: These little Zapotec girls are from the town of Yalalag in Oaxaca’s Sierra Norte. The design of their huipiles is based on an indigenous legend about their community’s resistance to colonization. Some 500 years ago, the legend says, the Spanish conquistadores tried to cut down a sacred ocote pine tree. For many days the tree resisted, until finally it fell with a thunderous crash, and from its broken trunk there sprang a black snake and a beautiful woman. The snake wove its body into her hair, creating the distinctive head ornament called a rodete; and the tree’s branches became coral snakes which wove themselves into her huipil, decorating it with brilliant colors. The entire outfit represents the community’s resistance to cultural genocide. It is worn by Yalalteca women to this day, and Yalalag continues to be a stronghold of indigenous resistance to neoliberalism.

The original watercolor painting is sold but prints are AVAILABLE.

AVAILABLE AS GICLEE ART PRINT: All giclees are approximately 8"x10" printed with archival inks and paper. They are hand signed and numbered by Isis Rodriguez. Includes Certificate of Authenticity. Only 50 are available.


SHIPPING: Insurance, taxes, packaging and regular shipping are included on all prices. Processing and shipping takes 2 to 4 weeks. Expedited shipping is available at additional costs.

Please contact the artist for more information.

La Niña de Yalalag

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