We are honored to
offer this Tarahumara folk violin for sale. It is hand-crafted
by the premier violin maker of the entire Tarahumara Nation,
Patracinio Lopez. He has won the national violin making
championship in Creel (Copper Canyon, Mexico) more than six
times in a row.
introduced to the Tarahumara Indians by the Spanish in the
1500s. Violins have been used ever since in their ceremonial
dances and festivities along with flutes, and drums. The
Tarahumara Indians, about 40,000, are called a nation of
The Tarahumara are
the last group of native peoples in North America not
assimilated by modern society.
By purchasing this
prized violin you are helping a family still living in harmony
with nature; still growing beans, corn and squash as subsistence
farmers to maintain their rich culture and buy things they
violin pictured is the only one we have in stock. We will be
able to offer another violin for sale when this
one is sold. We
make three; sometime four buying trips a year to the Copper
Canyon and would buy another violin at that time.