Ulrich Wölfel: La celebración del “Pohxuhew” en Jacaltenango, Guatemala


The ceremony of “Pohxuhew,” celebrated in Jacaltenango and thus thanking for the first harvest of beans, involves elaboration, playing, and subsequent breaking of clay flutes, which only briefly has been mentioned by La Farge and Byers (1931). Due to lacking details in their report, especially regarding the musical instruments involved, this study tries to fill some of these gaps and provide insights concerning its significance, geographic distribution, and association with the Maya calendar.