Friday, December 24, 2010

vespers at ohkay owingeh pueblo

christmas eve


Blogger Erin Wilson said...

Okay, luv... I need to know more about this! Doesn't look like any vespers I've witnessed in the past. Very curious.

Merry Christmas to you, Chip.
Peace :)

December 25, 2010 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger chip thomas said...

yeah, i hear you. apparently, the spanish allowed the puebloans to mix elements of their traditions with rites from the catholic church. the dancers in this photo just left mass and danced through the village before returning to church. one of the more memorable parts of the ceremony was the intermittent firing of a high powered rifle (which sounded more like a canon). i'm not sure what the purpose of that was. regardless, it was visually striking. i've more images i'll upload eventually. as always, thanks for looking and merry christmas!


December 25, 2010 at 1:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this Picture from this past Christmas eve (2010)?

January 12, 2011 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger chip thomas said...


January 12, 2011 at 11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh. Thanks for responding. I love this picture. My daughter was the Malinche...but she didn't make the picture.

January 13, 2011 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger chip thomas said...

nice. if you get your address to me, i can get a copy of the photo to you.

January 13, 2011 at 5:25 PM  

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