Pahuatlán

What is Pahuatlán known for?


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date 15 February 2012 accessdate February 23, 2012 language Spanish trans_title Traditional Carnival in Pahutalán begina Pahuatlán major festival is during Holy Week, which attracted an estimated 8,000 people in 2008. Religious events are complimented by the annual Festival Cultural de la Sierra which sponsors plays art exhibits and more. Another important celebration marks the victory of General Lechuga’s forces of the French, celebrated in January. The town held its first film festival called the Encuentro Nacional de Festivales de Cine in 2012, sponorsed by the Centro Internacional de Artes y Ciencias (Cinearte) and the Festival Internacional de Cine de Puebla (FICP). Category:Municipalities of Puebla Category:Populated places in Puebla Category:Pueblos Mágicos San Pablito While amate is made in a few small villages in northern Puebla, northern Veracruz and southern Hidalgo state (Hidalgo (state)), only San Pablito in Puebla (San Pablito, Puebla) manufactures the paper commercially. San Pablito is a village in the municipality of Pahuatlán located in the Sierra Norte de Puebla. Tulancingo, Hidalgo is the closest urban center. The area is very mountainous and the village itself is on the side of a mountain called the Cerro del Brujo. The making of the paper is the primary economic activity of the community and has alleviated poverty in the village. Before the villagers only had very small houses made of wood, but now they have much larger houses made of block. The paper makers here guard the process greatly and will sever contact with anyone seeking to replicate their work. López Binnqüist, page 148 In addition to providing income to the paper makers themselves the craft has been employing an increasing number of people to harvest bark, over an area which now extends over 1,500km2 in the Sierra Norte de Puebla region. López Binnqüist, pages 2-7 The village manufactures large quantities of paper, still using mostly pre-Hispanic technology and various tree species for raw material. About half of this paper production is still sold to Nahua painters in Guerrero. López Binnqüist, page 10


Precious stones

in the town of Pahuatlán proper. The municipality is Mexico’s main producer of amate bark paper (amate), with its production concentrated in the community of San Pablito. Other handcrafts include hats, necklaces, embroidered clothing, baskets, semi precious stones and the weaving of wool. The Museo de Arte Popular (Museo de Arte Popular, Mexico City) has sponsored a different craft for the area, the creation of beaded bands. The production and sale of these bands is not only to help support the artisan community of Pahuatlan but also to earn money for other museum projects. Category:Municipalities of Puebla Category:Populated places in Puebla Category:Pueblos Mágicos San Pablito While amate is made in a few small villages in northern Puebla, northern Veracruz and southern Hidalgo state (Hidalgo (state)), only San Pablito in Puebla (San Pablito, Puebla) manufactures the paper commercially. San Pablito is a village in the municipality of Pahuatlán located in the Sierra Norte de Puebla. Tulancingo, Hidalgo is the closest urban center. The area is very mountainous and the village itself is on the side of a mountain called the Cerro del Brujo. The making of the paper is the primary economic activity of the community and has alleviated poverty in the village. Before the villagers only had very small houses made of wood, but now they have much larger houses made of block. The paper makers here guard the process greatly and will sever contact with anyone seeking to replicate their work. López Binnqüist, page 148 In addition to providing income to the paper makers themselves the craft has been employing an increasing number of people to harvest bark, over an area which now extends over 1,500km2 in the Sierra Norte de Puebla region. López Binnqüist, pages 2-7 The village manufactures large quantities of paper, still using mostly pre-Hispanic technology and various tree species for raw material. About half of this paper production is still sold to Nahua painters in Guerrero. López Binnqüist, page 10


cultural religious

"encmuc" In February, the community of Cuauneutla celebrates its patron, the Señor de la Agonía (Lord of Agony) with cultural, religious, sporting and social events. Xolotla is located about 14 km from the municipal seat with a population of about 2,400 people. Its main economic activity is embroidery and other handcrafts. Atla is located about ten km from the municipal seat with a population of about 1,700 people. Its main economic activity is agriculture, especially the growing of coffee along with some handcrafts. Tlalcruz de Libres is located about 12 km from the municipal seat with a population of just over 1,000 people. Its main economic activity is agriculture, especially the growing of coffee. Zoyatla de Guerrero is located about twelve km from the municipal seat with a population of under 1000. Its main economic activity is the growing of coffee. Atlantongo is located about 18 km from the municipal seat with a population of about 680. Its main economic activity is the growing of chili peppers along with crafts. Pahuatlán’s main hospital is located down in the valley area near the river. It was opened in 2000, replacing a clinic built in 1970. It has a capacity of twelve beds and an emergency room. Flooding and shifting earth has damaged the structures with noticeable cracks in its walls. Much of the damage occurred in 2006 and 2007 as a result of Hurricanes Dean (Hurricane Dean) and Karl (Hurricane Karl (2010)). Category:Municipalities of Puebla Category:Populated places in Puebla Category:Pueblos Mágicos San Pablito While amate is made in a few small villages in northern Puebla, northern Veracruz and southern Hidalgo state (Hidalgo (state)), only San Pablito in Puebla (San Pablito, Puebla) manufactures the paper commercially. San Pablito is a village in the municipality of Pahuatlán located in the Sierra Norte de Puebla. Tulancingo, Hidalgo is the closest urban center. The area is very mountainous and the village itself is on the side of a mountain called the Cerro del Brujo. The making of the paper is the primary economic activity of the community and has alleviated poverty in the village. Before the villagers only had very small houses made of wood, but now they have much larger houses made of block. The paper makers here guard the process greatly and will sever contact with anyone seeking to replicate their work. López Binnqüist, page 148 In addition to providing income to the paper makers themselves the craft has been employing an increasing number of people to harvest bark, over an area which now extends over 1,500km2 in the Sierra Norte de Puebla region. López Binnqüist, pages 2-7 The village manufactures large quantities of paper, still using mostly pre-Hispanic technology and various tree species for raw material. About half of this paper production is still sold to Nahua painters in Guerrero. López Binnqüist, page 10


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;ref name "finsemana" The historic center of the town is its main plaza, which serves as a tianguis market on Sundays, selling handcrafts such as rebozos, other textiles, fresh flowers, ceramics, leather goods

and more, mostly from the surrounding rural communities. This plaza is surrounded by the main civic and religious structures of the area, such as the municipal palace. The main monumental structure in the municipality is the Santiago Apóstol parish from the 16th century. The patron saint of the municipality is the Apostle James the Great (James, son of Zebedee), whose feast day is celebrated on 25 June here with masses

, processions, fireworks and traditional dance including the Voladores (Danza de los Voladores). thumb left View of the parish church (File:SantiagoApostolPahuatlan01.JPG) The Casa de Cultura has paintings and literature related to the municipality. The main handcrafts store is the Casa del Amate (House of Amate Paper (Amate)) located on the main road heading towards the town center. In addition to selling the local


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a long black skirt with a white embroidered blouse and rebozo or quezquémetl. For men, it includes undyed cotton pants and shirt, a palm leaf hat, sandals and a machete. Traditional dishes of the area include mole poblano, pipián (mole (sauce)), tamales, fresh water shrimp and a type of ant called chicales. At night, a traditional snack is “molletes,” French bread with refried beans, longaniza sausage and cheese which is toasted. Pahuatlán is one of a number of communities that claims to be the origin of the Danza de los Voladores. It hosted the fourth Danza de los Voladores ( International Encounter in 1998. The spectacle is mostly performed by the Nahuas (Nahua peoples) in the area. Category:Municipalities of Puebla Category:Populated places in Puebla Category:Pueblos Mágicos San Pablito While amate is made in a few small villages in northern Puebla, northern Veracruz and southern Hidalgo state (Hidalgo (state)), only San Pablito in Puebla (San Pablito, Puebla) manufactures the paper commercially. San Pablito is a village in the municipality of Pahuatlán located in the Sierra Norte de Puebla. Tulancingo, Hidalgo is the closest urban center. The area is very mountainous and the village itself is on the side of a mountain called the Cerro del Brujo. The making of the paper is the primary economic activity of the community and has alleviated poverty in the village. Before the villagers only had very small houses made of wood, but now they have much larger houses made of block. The paper makers here guard the process greatly and will sever contact with anyone seeking to replicate their work. López Binnqüist, page 148 In addition to providing income to the paper makers themselves the craft has been employing an increasing number of people to harvest bark, over an area which now extends over 1,500km2 in the Sierra Norte de Puebla region. López Binnqüist, pages 2-7 The village manufactures large quantities of paper, still using mostly pre-Hispanic technology and various tree species for raw material. About half of this paper production is still sold to Nahua painters in Guerrero. López Binnqüist, page 10


economic

brujos se hacen de papel author Harry Miller newspaper Mural location Guadalajara, Mexico date August 7, 2005 page 3 language Spanish trans_title Mexico Channel Where the shamans makes paper The main economic activity here is handcrafts (Mexican handcrafts and folk art), especially the production of a paper called “amate” made from the bark of a kind of fig tree that grows in the area. The creation

&view article&id 1578:11-de-febrero-inicia-feria-patronal-de-cuauneutla-en-pahuatlan-&catid 50:regional&Itemid 27 newspaper TZ Digital Noticias location Puebla, Mexico date February 10, 2011 accessdate February 23, 2012 language Spanish trans_title Feast of the Patron Saint to begin in Cuauneutla in Pahuatlán It is located thirteen km from the municipal seat with a population of just over 700. Its main economic activity is the production of coffee. ref name

"encmuc" In February, the community of Cuauneutla celebrates its patron, the Señor de la Agonía (Lord of Agony) with cultural, religious, sporting and social events. Xolotla is located about 14 km from the municipal seat with a population of about 2,400 people. Its main economic activity is embroidery and other handcrafts. Atla is located about ten km from the municipal seat with a population of about 1,700 people. Its main economic


traditional music

paper, it also sells embroidered items and paintings. It was the workshop of painter Rafael Lechuga, whose art depicts the area and the local amate paper. The Parque de los Muertes, according to tradition, is where soldiers loyal to Maximilian I (Maximilian I of Mexico) were buried. The most traditional music of the area is huapango. Traditional dress for women includes a long black skirt with a white embroidered blouse and rebozo or quezquémetl. For men, it includes undyed cotton pants and shirt, a palm leaf hat, sandals and a machete. Traditional dishes of the area include mole poblano, pipián (mole (sauce)), tamales, fresh water shrimp and a type of ant called chicales. At night, a traditional snack is “molletes,” French bread with refried beans, longaniza sausage and cheese which is toasted. Pahuatlán is one of a number of communities that claims to be the origin of the Danza de los Voladores. It hosted the fourth Danza de los Voladores ( International Encounter in 1998. The spectacle is mostly performed by the Nahuas (Nahua peoples) in the area. Category:Municipalities of Puebla Category:Populated places in Puebla Category:Pueblos Mágicos San Pablito While amate is made in a few small villages in northern Puebla, northern Veracruz and southern Hidalgo state (Hidalgo (state)), only San Pablito in Puebla (San Pablito, Puebla) manufactures the paper commercially. San Pablito is a village in the municipality of Pahuatlán located in the Sierra Norte de Puebla. Tulancingo, Hidalgo is the closest urban center. The area is very mountainous and the village itself is on the side of a mountain called the Cerro del Brujo. The making of the paper is the primary economic activity of the community and has alleviated poverty in the village. Before the villagers only had very small houses made of wood, but now they have much larger houses made of block. The paper makers here guard the process greatly and will sever contact with anyone seeking to replicate their work. López Binnqüist, page 148 In addition to providing income to the paper makers themselves the craft has been employing an increasing number of people to harvest bark, over an area which now extends over 1,500km2 in the Sierra Norte de Puebla region. López Binnqüist, pages 2-7 The village manufactures large quantities of paper, still using mostly pre-Hispanic technology and various tree species for raw material. About half of this paper production is still sold to Nahua painters in Guerrero. López Binnqüist, page 10


major historical

the parish church, built in 1652, is found now. This is considered to be the founding of the town of Pahuatlán. The area come under the direct rule of the Spanish Crown in the 17th century. By 1750, it came under the jurisdiction of Huauchinango (Huauchinango (municipality)) and remained so until 1860. The major historical event to happen in this area occurred during the French Intervention in Mexico. On 28 January 1865, a battle occurred here between the French and their backers against troops under Coronel José Luis Lechuga. In 1861, the municipality’s official name was changed to Pahuatlán del Valle to honor General Don Leandro Valle. As the town of Pahuatlán is located on the side of a steep hill, it is prone to landslides and other consequences of erosion. In October 2007, a fault line 800 meters long opened on one side of the town, causing the evacuations of over eighty families. Category:Municipalities of Puebla Category:Populated places in Puebla Category:Pueblos Mágicos San Pablito While amate is made in a few small villages in northern Puebla, northern Veracruz and southern Hidalgo state (Hidalgo (state)), only San Pablito in Puebla (San Pablito, Puebla) manufactures the paper commercially. San Pablito is a village in the municipality of Pahuatlán located in the Sierra Norte de Puebla. Tulancingo, Hidalgo is the closest urban center. The area is very mountainous and the village itself is on the side of a mountain called the Cerro del Brujo. The making of the paper is the primary economic activity of the community and has alleviated poverty in the village. Before the villagers only had very small houses made of wood, but now they have much larger houses made of block. The paper makers here guard the process greatly and will sever contact with anyone seeking to replicate their work. López Binnqüist, page 148 In addition to providing income to the paper makers themselves the craft has been employing an increasing number of people to harvest bark, over an area which now extends over 1,500km2 in the Sierra Norte de Puebla region. López Binnqüist, pages 2-7 The village manufactures large quantities of paper, still using mostly pre-Hispanic technology and various tree species for raw material. About half of this paper production is still sold to Nahua painters in Guerrero. López Binnqüist, page 10


series called

Puebla:Guía para descubrir los encantos del estado trans_title Puebla: Guide to discover the charms of the state editor1-first Victor Manuel editor1-last Jimenez Gonzalez year 2010 publisher Editorial Oceano, S. L. location Barcelona language Spanish isbn 978-607-400-234-8 pages 61-62 The town has been photographed by noted artist Angeles Torrejon for a series called “Vivir en la Sierra” (To live in the mountains). Another regular photographer of the area is Ruben Pax.<


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Category:Municipalities of Puebla Category:Populated places in Puebla Category:Pueblos Mágicos San Pablito While amate is made in a few small villages in northern Puebla, northern Veracruz and southern Hidalgo state (Hidalgo (state)), only San Pablito in Puebla (San Pablito, Puebla) manufactures the paper commercially. San Pablito is a village in the municipality of Pahuatlán located in the Sierra Norte de Puebla. Tulancingo, Hidalgo is the closest urban center. The area is very mountainous and the village itself is on the side of a mountain called the Cerro del Brujo. The making of the paper is the primary economic activity of the community and has alleviated poverty in the village. Before the villagers only had very small houses made of wood, but now they have much larger houses made of block. The paper makers here guard the process greatly and will sever contact with anyone seeking to replicate their work. López Binnqüist, page 148 In addition to providing income to the paper makers themselves the craft has been employing an increasing number of people to harvest bark, over an area which now extends over 1,500km2 in the Sierra Norte de Puebla region. López Binnqüist, pages 2-7 The village manufactures large quantities of paper, still using mostly pre-Hispanic technology and various tree species for raw material. About half of this paper production is still sold to Nahua painters in Guerrero. López Binnqüist, page 10

Pahuatlán

'''Pahuatlán''', officially '''Pahuatlán del Valle''', is a town and municipality (municipalities of Mexico) located in the northwest of the state of Puebla in central Mexico. The municipality is part of the Sierra Norte region (Sierra Norte de Puebla) of the state, a steep mountainous area which receive significant moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, and borders the states of Hidalgo (Hidalgo (state)) and Veracruz.

The town was founded by the Augustinians (Augustinian order) when they built a small monastery here in 1532, with the area divided among ethnic Nahuas (Nahua peoples) and Otomis (Otomi people), both of which can still be found here today. Culturally, the municipality is best known for the amate bark paper (amate) which is produced by the Otomis of the San Pablito community.

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