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February 2, 2019 - Xochimilco, Mexico City, Mexico - Niñopa is a 430 years old relic doll that represents the Baby Jesus. He was created in 1577 and is made out of wood from a tree called Colorín or coral tree. It is 51cm long and weights 598 grams.

nima taradji photography
Feb 3, 2020
Location: xochimilco
Sometime in the 16th Century, a tradition took root in Mexico in the form of an image representing NiñoDios or Child Jesus. This image took various forms and various names, but oldest and most venerated is found in the Mexico City southern borough of Xochimilco.
The Child Jesus of Xochimilco, Niñopa or Niñopan, was created some 430 years ago in the San Bernardino Monastery. Unlike many church relics, Niñopa is placed in the possession of the community instead of being kept secured in a Church facility.

Each year a new family, or Mayordomo, is selected to take custody of the Image and sponsor various events throughout the year. Despite the demands of being a Mayordomo, some families have waited as long as 50 years to have the honor of taking custody of the image. On February 2nd of every year, the Niñopa exchanges hands and find his way into a new home with the blessing of the Church.
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Nima Taradji Editorial and Documentary Photography, God Child of Xochimilco
Xochimilco, the southern borough of Mexico City, is home to a 430-year-old image of Child Jesus (or NiñoDios) called Niñopa or...

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