I decided to make my birth state Jalisco <333
This lil lady right here love fucking bright colors due to the fact that Mexico is known for having bright and vibrant colors in their arts. A headcanon I made) Yep its true ask tourist about what they think about Mexico and almost everyone of them will say bright colors. Ugh I haven't drawn my baby in awhile because I'm making her bio thanks to this book about Mexican culture and characteristics.
Ok the braids I cannot--
Here's a picture of these dresses:
(i kinda forgot to add some flowers in Alejandra's hair whoopsies)
Information about Jalisco:
Jalisco officially Free and Sovereign State of Jalisco : Estado Libre y Soberano de Jalisco , is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District,comprise the 32 Federal Entitiesof Mexico. It is located in Western Mexico and divided into 125 munipalities and its capital city is Guadalajara(the city I was born in ♥). Jalisco is one of the more important states in Mexico because of its natural resources as well as its history. Many of the characteristic traits of Mexican culture, particularly outside Mexico, are originally from Jalisco, such as mariachi, ranchera music, tequila, jaripeo, etc. Economically, it is ranked third in the country, with industries centered in the Guadalajara metropolitan area, the second largest metropolitan area in Mexico. The state is home to two significant indigenous populations, the Huicholsnd the Nahuas.There is also a significant foreign population, mostly retirees from the United States and Canada, living in the Lake Chapala and Puerto Vallarta areas.
Mexico’s best known music, mariachi, is still strongly associated with the state within Mexico, although mariachi bands are popular in many parts of the country. It is a myth that the origin of the name comes from the French word for marriage, as the word existed before the French Intervention in Mexico. Its true origin is unknown but one theory states that it has an indigenous origin. Another postulates that it comes from a local pronunciation of a common mariachi song “María ce son.” It is thought to have originated from the town of Cocula, and this kind of band, with variations, spread into Sinaloa, Michoacán, Colima, Nayarit and Zacatecas. The music became most developed in and around the city of Guadalajara, which has a Mariachi Festival in September.
Other common folk music in the state is the jarabe and the son The jarabe is a type of music which began as a type of hymn especially to the Virgin of Guadalupe. During the Mexican War of Independence, this style was adopted by the insurgents for secular music as well. Some example of famous traditional songs in this style include “Los Enanos,” “El Gato,” “El Palo” and “El Perico.” However, the most famous song is the “Jarabe Tapatío.” The word “jarabe” is thought to come from the Arabic word “sharab” which means syrup or something sweet. The musical style has its roots in Andalicia, Spain and was transplanted to Mexico. The jarabe is mostly associated with Jalisco but it is also popular in a number of other western states such as Nayarit, Colima and Guanajuato. Sones are particularly popular in the south of the state. Some traditional ones from Jalisco include El Son de la Madrugada, El Son de las Alanzas, El Son del la Negra and El Son de las Copetonas.
Tequila is a type of hard liquor which comes from a small region of Jalisco and which is made primarily from the blue agave plant. It is the most famous type of mezcalproduced in Mexico, and the only mezcal which is produced industrially with strict standards. The tequila industry supports large scale cultivation of the blue agave, with about 200,000 people employed through it directly or indirectly. It is named after a small town northwest of the city of Guadalajara in the center of where it is produced and the native region of the blue agave. The plant was used in pre-Hispanic times to make a ceremonial drink. The Spanish used the sweet heart of the mature plant, called a piña (literally pineapple) to create a fermented and distilled beverage. The first person to have official permission to make and sell the liquor was José Antonio Cuervo in 1758. In 1888, the first license to export was given to the Sauza family. The drink’s popularity rose with the introduction of the railroad, facilitating its shipping. It comes in three styles, blanco (unaged), reposado (aged in oak barrels two months up to one year) and añejo which is aged in oak barrels for a minimum of one year and a maximum of three years. There is also extra anejo aged for a minimum of three years.(My aunt and uncle own a vacation home in Tequila. Very quiet and peaceful but damn those houses are very expensive.)
jc ese es el vestido que se usa en el jarabe tapatio??
Ahhhh yo tengo uno en rosa Y w Y)
The colors are too fricking bright my eyes can't even-
but sweet lord this is really cute! Good job spirit ([O]w[<])b ~
Your chibi style is so cutee ;v;;
The dress is very cute ; v ;