Monday, October 12, 2009

The Seed Gate - Tepoztlan

At the entrance to the ex-convento in the centre of the pueblo of Tepoztlan lies the wonderful seed gate arch. It is a mural work of art made entirely from different types of seeds and pulses depicting scenes from the history of this small Mexican village.

Looking very closely at this mural, it is hard not to smile at the wonderful attention to detail. Check out the vivid scarlet drops of blood on this fierce warrior's dagger which are also dripping down his chest...

The seed gate is remodelled and renewed annually every September, and I was very lucky to recently visit when the fresh version was unveiled. It is an absolute masterpiece; a real treat both in a visual and tactile sense..

Tepoztlan is only one hour South of Mexico City, easily reachable for either a day trip or a weekend break.... If you visit DF, don't miss the opportunity to visit this place..

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11 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Really fascinating! Great post and photos, Catherine! I love the vivid detail!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

J Bar said...

This is amazing.
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thepurplejournal said...

Wow, that is awesome! Love the details; must've required a lot of people and so much hard work.

Irene said...

The murals look wonderful.

page175 said...

gorgeous photos as always!

Arija said...

A wonder indeed!!!

Coffeedoff said...

Amazing and beautiful!

J said...

That is amazing - I'm quite surprised that there's such a variety of colours from seeds, you always think of them as being all beigey brown.

Catherine said...

Hi J - as far as I am aware the colours are all natural
Hi sylvia, JBar, purple, Irene, page 175. Arija - thanks so much for all you lovely comments - much appreciated

Catherine said...

hi Coffeedoff...thanks for the vote of confidence..

Jenn Jilks said...

Great shots. Thanks for visiting My Muskoka! Yes, I love the change!