Ochusjob, Chiapas, Chariot 1982 photo by Antonio Turok


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Projects ยป 2017

2017 - 2018 (PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION)

Carruseles de Chiapas: Todos Unicos: FaceBook Page Link Here
Carousels are built in San Cristobal de las Casas Taller (Workshop) de Carruseles by local artisens with members of each project group also attending to work on building and painting the carousel going to their community.

The history and artistry of the carousel is shared beforehand in each community so that they know about the origin of the carousel. Children get to look at and handle a full sized sample animal animal and are helped to make drawings (to be shared on this site).

1. Page for Community Hospital (grounds), San Juan de Chamula, Chiapas, Mexico
    What: 15 foot diameter, 10 rider hand rope-pull powered, ring catching game, pavilion.
    Where: On the grounds of the Community Hospital for Chamula Region 8 miles northwest of SCLC in 7,500 foot elevation highlands area.
    Who: The children and families of a large region of indiginous Mayan decendants living in many small communities and farming areas throughout these minimally developed highland hills.
    Why: The hospital grounds are centrally located and a regular destination for groups of people. Often times many people are scared to go to the hospital. There is an excellent location for the carousel on the grounds and much use will be made of the carousel there by waiting families as well as local in general. There is virtually nothing in the entire region like this for children and families.
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2. Page for D.I.C.E.T. School, Los Alcanfores, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
    What:15 foot diameter, 10 rider hand rope-pull powered, ring catching game (pavilion already in place).
    Where: About 3 miles west of SCLC in the highlands hills, 7,800 feet elevation, inside an existing pavilion in the school yard.
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3. Page for Communidad de Acteal, Chiapas, Mexico
    What:15 foot diameter, 10 rider hand rope-pull powered, ring catching game, pavilion.
    Where: In the center of the indiginous community of Acteal which is about 20 miles north of SCLC as a crow flies, 40 miles by road in the highlands hills.
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4. Page for Ejido Tierra y Liberdad, Chiapas, Mexico
    What:15 foot diameter, 10 rider hand rope-pull powered, ring catching game, pavilion.
    Where: In center of indiginous ejido of Tierra y Liberdad located between the highlands and the Pacific coast, approximately 80 miles southwest of SCLC.
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