Saturday, September 25

Xbox presents its controls with indigenous art from Mexico | Digital Trends Spanish

To commemorate the International Day of the Indigenous Peoples, Xbox Mexico partnered with artisans representing indigenous Mexican communities to modify and create the design of three Xbox Series X controllers with indigenous elements and designs.

The controls were not painted on the cover, but small distinctive pieces were added at the discretion of each artist. The idea was for the artists to “use an Xbox control as a canvas and transform it into authentic handcrafted collectibles” that will be unique and will not be for sale.

One of the controls was intervened with a technique of artists from the Huichol people, to which symbols with different meanings were added. “The corn that is prosperity, the butterfly that is good luck, the eye of God that is the protector of children, the scorpion that is the protector of peyote and the deer that is the god of the ocean”, explained the artisan Grisela Carrillo , who worked on this control.

Another control has a design that was based on the art of the Olinalá community, to which designs with spring colors were added, which contrast very well with the dark color of the original control. According to the artisan Edwin Ruiz, the art of Olinalá uses natural oils that are obtained in the fields and mountains of the Guerrero area.

And finally, a control was intervened by Tenangos artisans. This control has pieces that were woven by Victoria Lucas and explained that each embroidery reflects the mood of the person at the time they create the piece, as well as a representation of the environment of the region.

These three modified controls will not be released for sale, due to the uniqueness and special nature of their design process. But beyond that, it is a good recognition of Xbox to the original peoples of a country in which the brand has a leadership position compared to its competition.

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