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About Us

 Marakame is a brand that proposes a creative way of merging art, design and culture. We believe that we can make this trilogy of concepts converge through our project of Dissemination and Marketing of unique pieces of Mexican Art: Wixárika Art (Huichol), Oaxacan Alebrijes and Mata Ortiz Ceramics. Our pieces are made by families from different rural communities than from the states of Jalisco, Nayarit, Chihuahua, and Oaxaca, mainly.

It is a joint idea of ​​Marcela Abarca and Visual Artist Fernando Motilla, who found the Huichol bead and yarn work fascinating, so detailed in its color, precision, mystical symbolism and its conception of the universe; This motivated them to make the revaluation of each piece made by these artists well-known and necessary and to place it as a living and pulsing history of the contemporary indigenous culture of Mexico for the World. It was along this path that they found other types of art, such as Alebrijes in Oaxaca and Pottery from Mata Ortiz; each of these three arts, unique in its quality, its design and its origin.

The central idea of ​​this project consists of disseminating, commercializing and revaluing pieces of Mexican art, traditionally considered as "handicrafts"; in addition to showing that the realization of a piece and its mythical symbolism are intimately intricate with a social and cultural dimension little known to the world.

To this dimension, Marakame Art contributes in collateral aspects of support to the Huichol families, such as family health support, support for the realization of their pre-Columbian customs and the proposal of fusion of new techniques and materials for the realization of conventional Huichol art with beads and yarn through your Marakame AC Foundation

Huichol artist in his traditional costume with purple eagles, a sculpture by Cesar Orrico intervened with a red and black bead and Fernando Motilla on the right.

Artist Wixárika Luis de la Crúz with Fernando Motilla.   

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