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Wall mural dedicated to the rebel leader María Uicab in Tulum

A mural dedicated to the leader of the Guerra de Castas, María Uicab, was inaugurated last Friday at the Casa de la Cultura in Tulum.

The mural converges with the project to create a small museum dedicated to the memory of María Uicab, who, during the war, was in charge of translating the messages of the Talking Cross to the warriors, according to the general director of the Institute of the Culture and the Arts, Jacqueline Estrada Peña.

Soon there will be two new murals alluding to the same theme to keep the Mayan traditions alive, and that with the projects of the Institute of Culture and the Arts they seek to generate a context of peace and harmony.

María Uicab was a Maya priestess and rebel leader born in Yucatan in the 19th century. She was also known by the nicknames of Santa Patrona and Reina de Tulum; guided the Mayan warriors in their fight against federal forces. The date of her death was between 1872 and 1875.

The creating artist Fando Criez, born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, has in his curriculum more than 20 individual and collective exhibitions, has participated in the visual creation of numerous publishing projects and renown festivals, such as Meeting of Styles and Callegera.

At the end of the event, a musical group and the Folkloric Ballet of the Higher Technological Institute of Felipe Carrillo performed for the public.