Readers of this blog may be familiar with our accounts of the indigenous (purépecha) communities of the Sierra Tarasca in western Michoacán.
In this post we look briefly at the village of Cherán Atzicuirín, aka Cheranástico, located just northwest of the noted indigenous town of Cherán.
Cheranástico enjoys a vibrant native culture and traditions. The settlement includes this 17th century church of La Asunción, formerly a visita of the mission at Paracho.
Other features include the curved gable pierced by framed openings and a niche housing a venerable blue robed statue of the Virgin Mary, the patron of the church.
text © 2021 Richard D. Perry
color images courtesy of Niccolo Brooker