Influencia de la cosmovisión del pueblo mixteco

Rodríguez, Griselda Ma. Eugenia Hernández; Méndez, Ramón Mariaca; Sánchez, Miguel Ángel Vásquez; Solana, Enrique Eroza
June 2009
Estudios Sobre las Culturas Contemporáneas;jun2009, Vol. 15 Issue 29, p11
Academic Journal
In the Mesoamerican cosmovision, nature, the source of natural resources for the subsistence of human beings, is considered as a living and sacred entity This concept, combined with the holistic view of the human-environment relationship and the systematic knowledge of the movement of the stellar bodies and the immediate surroundings, are the foundations of the traditional strategies for the management and conservation of natural resources. In this work, the overall objective was to identify and analyze the cultural foundations that govern the use of dye produced by the purple snail Plicopurpura pansa, which has been used traditionally by the dyers of Pinotepa de don Luis, for dyeing Mixteco's cotton textiles. The investigation was based on the procedures related to Grounded Theory and its methodical tools. As a result, the mythical conceptions of the phenomena and elements that influence the use of the dye produced by the purple snail were the central subject. A reflexive analysis of this category revealed that one of the points made in the Mixtec thought is the persistence of a female conception of the environment. Specifically, the conceptions about yoo (moon), ndikaandii (sun), Nduta ñuu "sea") and Dzavui (rain) regulating the use of the purple snail.


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