By Martha Palma
When walking through the towns and cities, forests or jungles, coasts and deserts of Mexico, colors and flavors are perceived that make us feel it on the skin. The colorful and detailed artisan work and the delicious and varied flavor of foods, fruits and sweets of the regions of the country are closely appreciated. The richness and diversity of colors and flavors in landscapes, traditional festivals, gastronomy, handicrafts create a bright and cheerful town, not for nothing it is said that color defines who we are.
Mexican handicrafts are ways of representing Mexico, they show the cultural wealth that exists in the country. When a craftsman creates a piece he represents his roots and customs. Undoubtedly, where we find more color and identity is in the textile industry, examples of this are the huanengos and purépecha rebozos of Michoacán, the tsotsil blouses of Zinacantán Chiapas, the Huasteca blouses of Tantoyucan, Veracruz, the blouses of San Antonino, Oaxaca or the huipile warriors of Guerrero.
Mexico is a land full of unique colors and flavors. In traditional Mexican food the parade of colors is impressive, each dish reflects the mixture of pre-Hispanic and Spanish roots, in each region different types of sauces, moles, tamales or chilaquiles are known in which colors and flavors are present.
The colors and flavors of Mexico are in the soul of the people, in the multicolored of their cultures, in the grains of corn, beans, coffee, chili that produce crops and in the rainbow of dahlias, cempasúchil, Christmas Eve, basil or carnations.
Mexicans make the most delicious food in the world and create the most beautiful crafts with their surprising inventiveness and generous spirit. Colors and flavors express moods and emotions; Traditional crafts and food make us feel happy on more than one occasion.