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Arte Marakame
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Arte Marakame

Marakame is a brand merges art, design, and culture. They believe they can make this trilogy of concepts converge through their project of disseminating and marketing unique pieces of Mexican Art: Wixárika (Huichol) Art, Oaxacan Alebrijes and Mata Ortiz Ceramics. Their pieces are made by diverse Mexican rural communities in the states of Jalisco, Nayarit, Chihuahua, and Oaxaca.

The brand continues to grow from the collective idea of Marcela Abarca and visual artist Fernando Motilla, who were immediately fascinated by the precise and mystical symbolism expressed within the prismatic Huichol bead and yarn work, conceptually translating the universe.

Both Fernando and Marcela have connected the production of these pieces, collaborating from an unorthodox space, participating in the world of the Huichol artist; the spirituality of art. It is within each of these Huichol pieces, crafted with an unfaltering determination, that contains the symbolic designs of ceremonial practices, giving form and expression to their philosophy and practice of life. By participating in this culture, they have been able to understand and verify that Mexico has a very profound and largely undiscovered cultural wealth.

Each artist has a particular way of sharing their knowledge, colorful emotions, shapes and visions. From the origins that have been, for centuries, shaping their spiritual importance, such as the blue deer, corn, the eagle, and the "tuutú" (peyote) rose, and all descendants of the Sun God "Tau"; to the emerging symbolism of contemporary Huichol artists with conceptual meanings, every idea has emerged from the Huichol culture and its numinous traditions.

Through Marakame, Marcela and Fernando work to create a bridge through Huichol Art to deliver the extraordinary colors and fine details of a contemporary indigenous Mexican culture. To this dimension, Arte Marakame contributes in collateral aspects of support to the Huichol families such as family health support, nurturing the knowledge of their pre-Columbian customs, as well as the fusion of new techniques and materials, from the innovation of conventional Huichol art with beads and yarn through the Marakame AC Foundation.