Mosaico de chaquira in Jalisco earns Guinness record as being the world's largest



In the context of XXV International meeting of Mariachi and Charrería organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Guadalajara, the Guinness Record to the mosaic of chaquira largest in the world, where they have worked for three months 18 wixáritari artisans from different communities of Nayarit and Jalisco.

Carlos Tapia, representative of Guinness Record, certified that the mosaic measured 81.55 square meters, exceeds that of 71.33 square meters previously shown as the largest in the world and is located in the city New Orleans, in the United States.

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The recognition was given to the president of the Chamber of Commerce of Guadalajara, Xavier Orendain, and the mosaic will be shown Liberation Square, in the middle of Guadalajara.

To carry out this work, the Chamber of Commerce has the Wixarika artist Maurilio Rentería Guzmán and gave him the design of the mosaic corresponding to the official logo of the meeting of the Mariachi and Charreríacalled "From Jalisco to the world".

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Rentería Guzmán explained that he and his team, because he was asked for this work, consisted of others 17 Wixaritari artiststhey used 780 hours of work, about 13 every day, to finish on time.

"The mosaic we are finished last week and we are finished composing the tablets today in the early morning", Said the artist after the presentation of the work and delivery of the record.

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They were required for this work 450 kilos of chaquira, 48 kilos of campeche wax and 30 kilos of glue.

Asked about the challenge it entails for an artist like him, with international route, work on one design already established without much intervention margin, Rentería Guzmán stated that the most important thing is make the culture known.

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"My work was place the drawing in the tables and let them coincide (…) a big job like this had not done, I went to other countries, in Buenos Aires, in the United States (…) for us the most important thing is make the culture known, in Mexico and other countries, "he said.

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