This work is a decolonial study about Ñuu Savi (Mixtec) pictorial manuscripts (codices), Mexico. The aim is the understanding of their cultural values through a holistic and diachronic way, studying living and historical-cultural heritage of Mixtec People, based on the re-integration of cultural memory and cultural continuity, linking the past and the present through the Mixtec language (or Sahan Savi) and from its own perspective. The final aim is the re-appropriation of this knowledge by the Ñuu Savi communities themselves.
Omar Aguilar Sánchez studied archaeology at the National School of Anthropology and History of Mexico and obtained his PhD at the Faculty of Archaeology and Humanities, Leiden University. During the last decade, his research has focused on the historical-cultural heritage of the Ñuu Savi, in particular the Mixtec codices.