The ephemeral art form of alfombras de aserrín, or sawdust carpets, is a Central American tradition performed during religious and secular celebrations, particularly for Easter.
The On the Move alfombra will be created by Los Viajeros de las Americas, a collaboration among artists from the greater Metropolitan Washington area’s diverse Central American communities. It will depict different stages of the journeys of migrants coming from the Americas, using natural materials such as seeds, sawdust, and flower petals.
We invite you to watch the creation of the carpet on July 6 and 7. In the closing ceremony on July 7, visitors are invited to walk through it, with a music and dance performance presented with support from the Embassy of Honduras.