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Arts & Entertainment - December 28, 2012

Celebrating the narrative

New Stanford mural honors the stories and storytellers of Latino, Chicano, indigenous cultures

by Rebecca Wallace

Holding a conch shell full of pigment, a Mayan storyteller writes the tales of her people on the trunk of a ceiba tree. Characters and creatures swirl around her and overhead: an Aztec butterfly, symbol of movement and balance; the two ancient warrior twins Hunahpu and Xbalanque; a jaguar in a creation myth.

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