• Sit for a spell under a cottonwood tree and view the Franklin Mountains, seemingly nestled between the U.S. and Mexico flags in front of the visitor center. The two flags reflect our heritage; this land once belonging to Mexico and now to the U.S.

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The Stories Behind the Costumes of Mexico

This collection of 32 dolls in traditional costumes of the Mexican states represents the quest of El Paso doll makers, Petra and Jorge Rosales, to explore and express the rich detail of their own heritage.

The enormous depth and breadth of Mexico's history, cultures, customs and peoples is dauntingly diverse, certainly greater than any one exhibition can ever capture; but this one interpretation offers the colorful medium of large porcelain dolls in handmade costumes to captivate our eyes and minds.

Those visitors unfamiliar with Mexico can begin to learn about our southern neighbor's historical and cultural wealth, while those whose roots extend to Mexico might identify with many elements of the costumes.

In keeping with the mission of the Chamizal National Memorial, this project is intended to further peaceful resolution of human differences, celebrate diverse cultural values, and promote harmony, acceptance and appreciation among all peoples.

Esta colección de 32 muñecas en trajes tradicionales de los estados mexicanos es el resultado de la búsqueda constante de Petra y Jorge Rosales con el fin de explorar y expresar con magnifico detalle su propia herencia.

La diversidad de razas, costumbres e historia de México es impresionante y esta muestra, más que y cualquier otra, capta a la perfección la riqueza y tradición de este país, ya que las muñecas de porcelana con atuendos típicos mexicanos cautivan nuestra mirada y mente.

Para aquellas personas que desconocen las tradiciones de México, este puede ser el inicio de una búsqueda en las historia y riqueza cultural de nuestro vecino del sur y para aquellos cuyas raíces se extienden a México, pueden sentirse identificados con varios elementos de estos maravillosos trajes.

La misión de El Chamizal National Memorial es fomentar la resolución pacifica en las diferencias humanas, así como celebrar los valores culturales y promover la armonía entre los habitantes de ambos países.

 

Click on each image for a detailed English / Spanish description of the state and costume.

Aguascalientes
(Aguascalientes)
Aguascalientes, Mexico
Aguascalientes, México
 
Campeche, Mexico
Campeche, México
Campeche, Mexico
Campeche, México
 
Coahuila
Coahuila, Mexico
Coahuila, México
 
Federal District (Mexico City)
Distrito Federal (Ciudad de México)
Federal District (Mexico City)
Distrito Federal (Ciudad de México)
 
Hidalgo, Mexico
Hidalgo, México
Hidalgo, Mexico
Hidalgo, México
 
Michoacan
Michoacán de Ocampo, Mexico
Michoacán, México
 
Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Nuevo León, México
Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Nuevo León, México
 
Queretaro, Mexico
Querétaro, México
Queretaro, Mexico
Querétaro, México
Baja California
(Baja California)
Baja California, Mexico
Baja California, México
 
Chiapas
Chiapas, Mexico
Chiapas, México
 
Colima, Mexico
Colima, México
Colima, Mexico
Colima, México
 
Guanajuato, Mexico
Guanajuato, México
Guanajuato, Mexico
Guanajuato, México
 
Jalisco, Mexico
Jalisco, México
Jalisco, Mexico
Jalisco, México
 
Morelos, Mexico
Morelos, México
Morelos, Mexico
Morelos, México
 
Oaxaca
Oaxaca, Mexico
Oaxaca, México
 
Quintana Roo, Mexico
Quintana Roo, México
Quintana Roo, Mexico
Quintana Roo, México
Baja California Sur
Baja California Sur, Mexico
Baja California Sur, México
 
Chihuahua, Mexico
Chihuahua, México
Chihuahua, Mexico
Chihuahua, México
 
Durango, Mexico
Durango, México
Durango, Mexico
Durango, México
 
Guerrero, Mexico
Guerrero, México
Guerrero, Mexico
Guerrero, México
 
State of Mexico, Mexico
Estado de México, México
State of Mexico, Mexico
Estado de México, México
 
Nayarit, Mexico
Nayarit, México
Nayarit, Mexico
Nayarit, México
 
Puebla, Mexico
Puebla, México
Puebla, Mexico
Puebla, México
 
San Luis Potosi
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
San Luis Potosí, México
Sinaloa, Mexico
Sinaloa, México
Sinaloa, Mexico
Sinaloa, México
Sonora
Sonora, Mexico
Sonora, México
Tabasco
Tabasco, Mexico
Tabasco, México
Tamaulipas, Mexico
Tamaulipas, México
Tamaulipas, Mexico
Tamaulipas, México
 
Yucatan, Mexico
Yucatán, México
Yucatan, Mexico
Yucatán, México
Tlaxcala, Mexico
Tlaxcala, México
Tlaxcala, Mexico
Tlaxcala, México
 
Zacatecas, Mexico
Zacatecas, México
Zacatecas, Mexico
Zacatecas, México
Veracruz, Mexico
Veracruz, México
Veracruz, Mexico
Veracruz, México

Did You Know?

Boundary Markers

The land that Chamizal sits on belonged to Mexico until the 1960s. You can walk along the historic US-Mexico border when you visit the memorial. More...