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Tarahumara and Mayo Indian Show at Tucson International Airport

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DATE OF DISTRIBUTION: January 26, 2010          FOR RELEASE UPON RECEIPT
Tarahumara and Mayo Indian Show at Tucson International Airport

 

      The arts and crafts of the Tarahumara and Mayo/Yaqui Indians of Northwest Mexico will be on display at the Paradies Desert House Shops at Tucson International Airport on January 29 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Concourse A.

      Barney and Mahina Drees Burns began importing work by the Sierra Tarahumara in 1969 where he was the first real trader. Mahina joined him in 1982. Together they have continued their endeavor to develop crafts that are consistent with the traditions of the region.

     They helped found Native Seeds/SEARCH, and have assisted in collecting and preserving traditional crop seeds in an effort to conserve traditional agriculture. Under the auspices of Native Seeds/SEARCH they helped establish a development project in 10 villages in the Tarahumara region, which is a model for soil reclamation, water protection and garden establishment.

     This show is the first in a series of events planned by the Paradies Desert House Shops at Tucson International Airport this Spring. Upcoming events include:

  • February 8: Zuni Fetish Trunk Show featuring Kathryn Bennett, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Concourse B.
  • February 15: Zuni Fetish Trunk Show featuring Kathryn Bennett, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Concourse A.