Photography Exhibition “Blanco Licor de la diosa Mayahuel”

Photography Exhibition “Blanco Licor de la diosa Mayahuel” (The White Liquor of Goddess

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Mayayuel ) from Mexico present in Bali.

‘White Liquor’ talked about ‘pulque’ (read: Pul to), a beverage obtained from the heart of a type of cactus plant in Mexico. Pulque or so-called octli is thick beverage with low alcohol content, color of milk. This drink made from fermented sap of maguey plants. The production is similar to the beverage from Indonesia, the legend, which originated from Lontar Siwalan or fruit. Maguey, Agave americana cactus species, also known as the Century plant (Century Plant) can be found almost in every corner of Mexico with its geography is varied and sometimes uneven ground contours. This plant is widely used in medicine and industry.

Pulque is a native drink of Mexico, long time ago is a sacred beverage Meso American society and its use is limited to a particular social class. After the Spanish conquest of Mexico, it became secular and the level of consumption increases. The popularity of these beverages reaches its peak in the 19th century. In the 20th century, his popularity declined, mainly because of competition from beer, which became more popular since the arrival of European immigrants.

Currently, several attempts were made to restore the popularity of this drink through tourism. Hopefully these efforts succeed, because the plaque was once a sacred drink and (if consumed in sufficient quantities) is rich in nutrients and benefits. These drinks contain carbohydrates, vitamins C, B complex, D, E, minerals, amino acids such as iron and phosphorus. Unexpectedly, the level of consumption of these drinks increased among athletes and bodybuilders.

Beautiful pictures to be displayed belongs Archivo Casasola, the most important photo archive in Mexico, the source of incredible pictures which show the daily life of Mexico’s population. These photos were taken in Mexico at the end of the 19th century and early 20th century, the golden portrait pulque consumption, and workers in agave plantations.

“White Liquor from Mayahuel Goddess” will be present at Danes Art Veranda, Jl. Hayam Wuruk No. 159, Denpasar 80235 Bali until March 31, 2011.

Riri Prabandari
Danes Art Veranda
Jl. Hayam Wuruk No. 159
Denpasar, Bali 80235 Indonesia
P. +62 (0) 361 242659
F. +62 (0) 361 242588
E. thegallery@popodanes.com

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