Matachine Dancers

ceramic and glazes
15” t x 16” w x 15”d

“Matachine Dancers” tells a story of New Mexico and the wonderful pageant at Christmas Eve at Taos Pueblo. Matachine dancers are a Spanish tradition of masked dancing-the dance of the Moors and Christians and is still danced at many pueblos today. As the Virgin leaves the church and winds its way through the throngs of spectators, the women from the pueblo follow here and the dancers follow them. The bonfires leap into the night sky and the smoke intoxicates everyone. It’s an amazing time at Taos Pueblo.