Shrine Auction Benefit for Oaxaca Streetchildren Grassroots at Recuerda mi Corazon!

an old postcard photo taken in Oaxaca Mexico shows a girl carrying both a baby and a basket.

Otomi Indian Mother Postcard
This postcard was mailed from Mexico to the US in 1947. The photo was taken by well known Mexican photographer Luis Marquez and is titled "Madre Indigena. Otomi Indian Mother."

an old postcard photo of a Zapotec mother and child at the ruins of Mitla Oaxaca. The costumes are totally unlike those worn at Mitla today

Inditas. Old undated postcard from Mexico titled Inditas shows a small indigenous girl carrying a smaller sibling
Oaxaca Gathering Cochineal
In this detail from one of the murals located in the Museo del Palacio in Oaxaca Mexico, two women gather cochineal insects from a nopal cactus. The woman in the front is wearing a half gourd on her head. In her basket is a large black pottery olla. This places the scene near San Bartolo Coyotepec, where the barro negro is made. Cochineal insects were one of the five animals that were domesticated by ancient peoples of Mexico. The tiny insects are dried, then crushed, and their powdered remains are mixed with lime juice and water and used to dye textiles in Oaxaca.


SHRINE BENEFIT: Oaxaca Streetchildren Grassroots

Rebecca, of recuerda mi corazon, is the host for a Shrine Auction to Benefit Oaxaca Streetchildren Grassroots, a well -established nonprofit  whose goal is to make sure that children who normally have no opportunity to have an education finally have that chance. Twenty-Seven Amazing Artists whose skill, generosity and love knows no bounds have come together to offer their best work ~ work that carries with it the future of children and the compassion of strangers that will become friends. Won’t you travel over to Rebecca’s blog, register at the Gallery of Hope and Feast your eyes on the beauty that awaits you there. You will be so glad that you did. The button below will also lead you to the post for the Auction benefit. The auction began on Sunday, June 5, 2011 and ends Sunday June 12, 2011 at 6 pm. Thank you.

Que tu corazón sea bendito por su amabilidad!

~Noelle Renee

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  1. What an interesting collection of images you've found -- perfect to promote interest in helping children of Oaxaca get an education. Bravo!

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