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Nicho Box Workshop

Presented by UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures at Institute of Texan Cultures, San Antonio TX

Oct 16 2022
Nicho Box Workshop

Traditional "Ofrenda" (altar) prepared for El Dia de los Muertos

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures invites members of the community to add nicho boxes to the Recuerdos Eternos exhibit for El Dia de los Muertos

Join the ITC in remembering those who have entered the next part of life by designing a nicho box in their memory. Nichos are a type of Latinx/e folk-art that combines the roman catholic visual design of a “”retablo”” with the iconography and patterns found in pre-colonial Mesoamerican indigenous imagery. They are traditional recesses carved into marble or stone of the temple walls in catholic churches. Usually, inside these spaces, they would feature a specific saint or critical figure

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