This colorful individual is dancing the Dance of the Quetzales, a ritual that originates in the northern mountains of the state of Puebla. The quetzal is actually a very beautiful bird that was considered sacred but the dance is actually dedicated to the sun, and used quetzal feathers to create this large circular headdress. The ritual is considered to come from Toltec culture but is practiced by Nahuas and Totonacos, the same indigenous groups behind the amazing ritual of the "Voladores de Papantla."
ORIGIN: Ocotlan de Morelos, Oaxaca
SIZE: Large - Adult
TIME: 4 days
FABRIC: Two layers of 100% Manta Cotton
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Large = Will fit most adults
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