The wealth that Hidalgo has is golden obsidianA black stone with a glint of gold that can only be found in the city nopalilloIn the municipality of Apazoyucan, a unique place in the world where this stone can be found.
It is found in mines here, which is why they have been exploited since pre-Hispanic times, in addition It is the livelihood of many families in the municipality as it is exported to China, the United States and Canada.According to information reported at a press conference held to publicize the details of the third edition of the Golden Obsidian Festival 2023,
“From June 2 to June 4 in the municipal escapade, this event will take place with which we want to show what our artisans do, which is the extraction of obsidian, work that is done in a community that currently has 30 Employees are dedicated to extraction.
We also have export and this is what the workers left as waste or what we no longer use, now this is what is sold to the Chinese, there are 24 tons that go to the Asian country as well as the United go to the States, Canada and other European countries,” said Gonzalo Ramos López, Nopilillo’s AZDAL commissioner.
In what sense, He pointed out that there are 30 workshops in the municipality dedicated to carving the various figures that are sold in the state.Also in Teotihuacan, in addition to the Caribbean region, where they are able to market and sell products more easily due to foreigners coming to this place on vacation.
“Golden obsidian is a source of pride for the municipality, so it is important to hold a festival that shows the wealth that exists and what is done with it,” he added.
And it is that many figures are made from this stone not only for sale in Teotihuacan, but also for sale in the community during this festival, which is attended by more visitors and tourists from other municipalities, or other states. so that they can buy the products made. This unique stone and which was born in Hidalgo.
Also present at the convention was the first golden obsidian artisan in the municipality, Juan Castellón, who trained in Teotihuacan in 1988, “and we started making them to sell in Teotihuacan because neither Huasca nor Real del Monte existed before, but now we have 70 families living in it.
“Besides, we also sell in the Riviera Maya, we go there every week because there is a great demand for these handicrafts,” said the craftsman who sculpted a child of God displayed in the Vatican, who also stayed there. No monetary reward received.
golden obsidian festival It will also have space for a gastronomic exhibition with tours of the mines with tourist guides, hiking tours, activities that cost per person, in addition to displaying the various pieces made in this place, including pulp and Different types of aromatic flavors are also produced.
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