Xochipilli stirs up passions with a powerful game-ritual: Patolli

Visitors and players have connected with the mexica god of flowers, art, games and hallucinogen plants at Cafe Patolli, all sorts of offerings have been made in order to get into the board that represents the universe and in which every turn is an opportunity to offer or receive the treasures and common wealth that Xochipilli gathers and redistributes in the community.

With the purpose of creating a space to gather, play and experiment,Cafe Patolli has revived this mexica game which was forbidden by the spanish conquerors for provoking free and unexpected economical relationships among the indigenous people in Mexico.
The game-ritual has brought out the spiritual, the strategical, the competitive, the conceptual but mostly the true essence of its players in Queens, this last weekend an intense session took place among kids from the neighborhood.
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Cafe Patolli is a space for economical, artistic and knowledge exchanges, this past Sunday July 10, it celebrated the opening of the the 1/1/1994 library, which is a wonderful collection of books that have been gathered by the members of the Diego de la Vega Coffee co-op throughout their living, traveling, researching and meeting valuable people and projects that nurture this collection that has grown in different geographies including New York, Tijuana and Mexico City metropolitan area.