To free themselves from the oppression they felt, some Mesoamerican peoples sided with the Spanish to overthrow the Aztec Empire.
The Mexican wolf is an animal emblematic of the Mesoamerican cultures that renounced their own beliefs and origins. It represents the native people who saw their alliance with the Spanish as an opportunity to liberate themselves from the subjugation imposed on them by the Aztec Empire; an opportunity to improve their political and social standing in Mesoamerica.
- Copal wood
- Acrylic paints
- Sheep’s wool
- Natural dyes including mealybugs, indigo, herbs and flowers
- Rooster and macaw feathers
- Sterling silver
- Height: 45cm
- Width: 40cm
- Depth: 40cm
- Wood carving: Isaías Jiménez Hernández
- Textiles: Wilmer Vásquez
- Plumage: Iván Cruz López
- Silversmithing: Arturo Salgado