Doña Christina Hernández, San Baltazar, Oaxaca, Mexico
Doña Christina Hernández, San Baltazar, Oaxaca, Mexico
Mule, Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Mule, Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Goat Herder, San Baltazar, Oaxaca, Mexico
Goat Herder, San Baltazar, Oaxaca, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Aguamilpa, Mexico
Aguamilpa, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico

The days in the village begin and end close to the fire.

Moonrise, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Moonrise, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Maguey Farmer, San Baltazar, Oaxaca, Mexico
Maguey Farmer, San Baltazar, Oaxaca, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico

The violin is used along with the drums to create the music for spiritual ceremonies

Aguamilpa, Mexico
Aguamilpa, Mexico

Huichol Shamans use peyote and music to enter a trance, where they sing all day and night and are visited by spirit guides that influence their life choices.

Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Teresita Mendoza Reyna Sánchez and her husband the Artist José García Antonio, Oaxaca, Mexico
Teresita Mendoza Reyna Sánchez and her husband the Artist José García Antonio, Oaxaca, Mexico
Hot Chocolate, Comida Campirana, Hierve el Agua, Oaxaca, Mexico
Hot Chocolate, Comida Campirana, Hierve el Agua, Oaxaca, Mexico

Chocolate has been used in Oaxaca as food, drink and medicine. Historically the cacao beans also served as a form of currency.

Making Mezcal, Oaxaca, Mexico
Making Mezcal, Oaxaca, Mexico

It takes 7-20 years before the agave plant is ready to harvest and process into Mezcal.

Huichol Village School, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Huichol Village School, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
San Baltazar, Mexico
San Baltazar, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Wildflowers, San Baltazar, Mexico
Wildflowers, San Baltazar, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
San Baltazar, Mexico
San Baltazar, Mexico
Making Mezcal, San Baltazar, Oaxaca, Mexico
Making Mezcal, San Baltazar, Oaxaca, Mexico

The bombero prepares the pit oven to bake the agave for 4-5 days. Then the cooked agave is mashed up and fermented before distilling into mezcal.

Moon Halo, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Moon Halo, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Sweet Potato Cart, San Baltazar, Mexico
Sweet Potato Cart, San Baltazar, Mexico
Aguamilpa, Mexico
Aguamilpa, Mexico
Wild Maguey, San Baltazar, Oaxaca, Mexico
Wild Maguey, San Baltazar, Oaxaca, Mexico
Maestro Mezcalero, Don Cosme Hernandez, San Baltazar, Oaxaca, Mexico
Maestro Mezcalero, Don Cosme Hernandez, San Baltazar, Oaxaca, Mexico

Don Cosme is a master mezcal distiller. He has taught his sons the art of mezcal production and now the family is responsible for creating some of the best mezcal's in Oaxaca.

Agave Crop, Oaxaca, Mexico
Agave Crop, Oaxaca, Mexico
Making Mezcal, San Baltazar, Oaxaca, Mexico
Making Mezcal, San Baltazar, Oaxaca, Mexico

The agave are carefully weighed before they are chopped and placed in the pit oven.

Huichol Village Shaman, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Huichol Village Shaman, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Doña Christina Hernández, San Baltazar, Oaxaca, Mexico
Mule, Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Goat Herder, San Baltazar, Oaxaca, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Aguamilpa, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Moonrise, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Maguey Farmer, San Baltazar, Oaxaca, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Aguamilpa, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Teresita Mendoza Reyna Sánchez and her husband the Artist José García Antonio, Oaxaca, Mexico
Hot Chocolate, Comida Campirana, Hierve el Agua, Oaxaca, Mexico
Making Mezcal, Oaxaca, Mexico
Huichol Village School, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
San Baltazar, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Wildflowers, San Baltazar, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
San Baltazar, Mexico
Making Mezcal, San Baltazar, Oaxaca, Mexico
Moon Halo, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Sweet Potato Cart, San Baltazar, Mexico
Aguamilpa, Mexico
Wild Maguey, San Baltazar, Oaxaca, Mexico
Maestro Mezcalero, Don Cosme Hernandez, San Baltazar, Oaxaca, Mexico
Agave Crop, Oaxaca, Mexico
Making Mezcal, San Baltazar, Oaxaca, Mexico
Huichol Village Shaman, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Doña Christina Hernández, San Baltazar, Oaxaca, Mexico
Mule, Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Goat Herder, San Baltazar, Oaxaca, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Aguamilpa, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico

The days in the village begin and end close to the fire.

Moonrise, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Maguey Farmer, San Baltazar, Oaxaca, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico

The violin is used along with the drums to create the music for spiritual ceremonies

Aguamilpa, Mexico

Huichol Shamans use peyote and music to enter a trance, where they sing all day and night and are visited by spirit guides that influence their life choices.

Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Teresita Mendoza Reyna Sánchez and her husband the Artist José García Antonio, Oaxaca, Mexico
Hot Chocolate, Comida Campirana, Hierve el Agua, Oaxaca, Mexico

Chocolate has been used in Oaxaca as food, drink and medicine. Historically the cacao beans also served as a form of currency.

Making Mezcal, Oaxaca, Mexico

It takes 7-20 years before the agave plant is ready to harvest and process into Mezcal.

Huichol Village School, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
San Baltazar, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Wildflowers, San Baltazar, Mexico
Huichol Village, Aguamilpa, Mexico
San Baltazar, Mexico
Making Mezcal, San Baltazar, Oaxaca, Mexico

The bombero prepares the pit oven to bake the agave for 4-5 days. Then the cooked agave is mashed up and fermented before distilling into mezcal.

Moon Halo, Aguamilpa, Mexico
Sweet Potato Cart, San Baltazar, Mexico
Aguamilpa, Mexico
Wild Maguey, San Baltazar, Oaxaca, Mexico
Maestro Mezcalero, Don Cosme Hernandez, San Baltazar, Oaxaca, Mexico

Don Cosme is a master mezcal distiller. He has taught his sons the art of mezcal production and now the family is responsible for creating some of the best mezcal's in Oaxaca.

Agave Crop, Oaxaca, Mexico
Making Mezcal, San Baltazar, Oaxaca, Mexico

The agave are carefully weighed before they are chopped and placed in the pit oven.

Huichol Village Shaman, Aguamilpa, Mexico
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