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Chimayo, NM - Mural

Colorful mural and the statue of a "peregrino" (pilgrim) provisioned for a trip to the sanctuary in Chimayó, a village near the southern end of what's called the "High Road to Taos" — a winding route through the Sangre de Cristo mountains of New Mexico. Chimayó is the destination of an annual pilgrimage of tens of thousands of devout Catholics each Holy Week. The statue includes a representation of a Chimayó wool vest in honor of local weavers as well as a sea shell, used as a water cup, a traditional pilgrim symbol. Photo by Carol Highsmith, 2021.
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Keywords:carol m. highsmith, america, new mexico, new mexico high road, high road to taos, chimayó, chimayó pilgrim statue

Chimayo, NM - Mural