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Mexican Beaded VW "Vochol" in Denver, CO | by Mexico Today
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Mexican Beaded VW "Vochol" in Denver, CO

The art on wheels will be parked at the Denver International Airport (DIA) from May 21 - August 31, 2012. The Vochol® is a Volkswagen Beetle that has been covered with the traditional beadwork from the Huichol (Waxaritari), an indigenous group from Mexico. It is covered in 2,277,000 glass beads applied by 8 artisans from two Huichol families. The artists devoted thousands of hours of their time transferring their inspiration to a magical and colorful design embedded on this Volkswagen. Huichol artists used the Volkswagen as the “vehicle” to express and share not just their artistic skills, but also share their history, mythology, and their culture with the world.

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Taken on May 21, 2012