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Pictures: Devils of San Martin de Tilcajete for Culture Trip

Each year, in the days leading up to Lent in the Oaxacan town of San Martin de Tilcajete, one of Mexico’s most iconic carnivals is held. The town is known for its artistry in creating alebrijes, wooden carvings that depict a pantheon of creatures, both real and magical, that are meticulously painted in electric colors. These are a signature craft of Mexico’s south, but the carnival is also a deep and important part of the local heritage.

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