Los Voladores de Papantla

Description:

Painting of one of Los Voladores de Papantla (the Flying Indians of Papantla) who performed ancient dramatic rituals at HemisFair '68. One of five performers danced atop a 114-foot pole on a 20 inch disk; then, four flyers leaped and spiraled downward with ropes secured to their waists to make 32 turns around the pole. The performance was presented by Frito-Lay/Pepsi-Cola. In this picture, the Indian is standing with his arms outstretched on a mountain top dressed in a bird-like costume and wearing traditional ornaments. He is also wearing a very elaborate headpiece composed of skulls and feathers.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Bexar County - San Antonio
Creation Date: 1967?  
Partner(s):
University of Texas at San Antonio
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2009
Usage:
Total Uses: 453
Past 30 days: 13
Yesterday: 1
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1967?
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Bexar County - San Antonio
From April 1968 to October 1968
Description:

Painting of one of Los Voladores de Papantla (the Flying Indians of Papantla) who performed ancient dramatic rituals at HemisFair '68. One of five performers danced atop a 114-foot pole on a 20 inch disk; then, four flyers leaped and spiraled downward with ropes secured to their waists to make 32 turns around the pole. The performance was presented by Frito-Lay/Pepsi-Cola. In this picture, the Indian is standing with his arms outstretched on a mountain top dressed in a bird-like costume and wearing traditional ornaments. He is also wearing a very elaborate headpiece composed of skulls and feathers.

Physical Description:

1 photograph : col. ; 3 x 4 cm.

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Voladores de Papantla
Source: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries, Archives and Special Collections, San Antonio Fair, Inc., Records, 1962-1995 (bulk 1964-1968) MS 31, Box 504, Folder 5
Partner:
University of Texas at San Antonio
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2009
Relation (Is Part Of): http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utsa/00050/utsa-00050p1.html
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: txsau_ms00031_504_05_15
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth66284
Resource Type: Artwork
Format: Image
Rights:
Statement: http://www.lib.utsa.edu/SpecialCollections/services_copyright.html