The Linares family in Mexico City (on the picture, Felipe Linares) is one of the the best known practitioners of a craft known as “cartonería” or the use of papier-mâché to create hard sculptured objects. They have an international reputation for the creation of forms such as skeletons, skulls, Judas figures and fantastical creatures called “alebrijes”.The family occupies a row of houses on the same street behind the Mercado de Sonora.The burning of Judas is an Easter-time ritual in many Orthodox and Catholic Christian communities, where an effigy of Judas Iscariot is burned. Other related mistreatments of Judas effigies include hanging and exploding with fireworks.Though not an official part of the Easter liturgical cycle, the custom is typically a part of the reenactment of the story of the Passion that is practiced in Mexico during Easter.
La familia Linares en la Ciudad de México (en la foto, Felipe Linares) es una de las más conocidas del arte conocido como “cartonería” o el uso de papel maché para crear objetos . Ella tiene una reputación internacional por la creación de formas, tales como esqueletos, calaveras, judas y criaturas fantásticas llamadas “alebrijes”.
La familia Linares vive detrás del Mercado de Sonora, en la ciudad de Mexico .La costumbre de la quema de Judas es típicamente una parte de la recreación de la historia de la Pasión que se practica en México durante la Pascua.
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