The indigenous people known as the Pascua Yaqui historically lived in the Rio Yaqui Valley, in what is today the state of Sonora, Mexico. The Yaqui are also refered to as Yoeme in their native language, meaning “The People.” Yaqui culture persists in their religious ceremonies. The Yaqui use traditional themes and carved masks, including that of the pascola, deer dancer, and matachines, during annual ceremonies. The carvings and symbols all have sacred meanings.
Last updated: September 27, 2020