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Taxco

By spotogspindel | April 6, 2012

Today I´ve learned

- that Taxco is the silver-capital of Mexico. A beautiful, little city with a strong celebration-tradition for the Holy week (the Easter-week)

And I would´t be surprised if Taxco was Torbjørn Egner´s inspiration for “Kardemommeby” (the children´s book Cardemom city, which I will start working with the set-design on when I get home)

- that Taxco is the city of white houses and white VW-taxis (must have been hundreds of them!)

- that lots of Mexican families are blessed with their own angels :-)

- that lots of Mexican go on a pilgrimage in the Holy week, we must have passed several hundreds, some with big wooden crosses on their backs. In Taxco I came across this procession of “roman guards”, all part of the celebration.

- that vendors are not prejudice… If you´re not into Jesus, you might be into fairies? (with or without dragons)

But let´s move on to the silver. The silver is found in the mountains around Taxco, and it takes 3,5 tons of rock to get 1 kilo of pure silver. Pure river is too soft to make anything with, so it needs to be mixed with something stronger, now mainly zinc. 92,5% silver, 7,5% zinc. This is why it´s stamped 925. They claim it is the highest % river can be, but those of us who have worked with PMC, know better ;-)

I´ve also learned

- that every year there is a silver-smith contest where original pieces are prized. Some of them are really amazingly beautiful.

- that my taste is not necessarily mainstream :-)

My silver treasures, two bracelets.

Topics: jewelry, travel | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “Taxco”

  1. Tammy McGee Says:
    April 7th, 2012 at 07:28

    haha! jesus or a fairy! fun!love your silver bracelets! beautiful. seems like you are having a super time. I made a little journal tonight for a friends mom. I will be a good girl and put it on my blog :o) But tomorrow cause its midnight here. Have a wonderful sunny day tomorrow lovely friend! {{hugs}}

  2. Deirdra Doan Says:
    April 9th, 2012 at 09:59

    Silver!!! wow..love you little pieces…and the little angle..
    Glad you are warm. What a cool thing to be there during Easter and Holy Week and see all the celebrations!

    We had a warm Easter today. Amazing to eat outside. I have been working on a new Word Press web for John for 6 days at my friend Lorelles. She is one of the people that write for Word Press and teaches a class in it at the College and is a keynote speaker on Blogging. Very interesting stuff.

    Blessings, Deirdra

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