There are fewer thing in life better than a hot, fresh tortilla! While visiting the village of Zinacantan, just outside of San Cristobal, we got to enjoy a family lunch with these women who are the leaders in local Zinacantan fashion. Check out the woman's shawl - she embroidered/wove it to look like the flowers are coming to life out of the cloth! Purple is this year's hit color!
The rhythm between the two women was like a perfectly timed dance! The grain was finely ground and then kneaded into a soft dough; perfectly shaped rounds slid around the open skillet, and finally the puffed tortillas were tossed into a warm basket with skilled lightness! The atmosphere was warmed further by the woodsy element of oak and pine burning in the open flame. A beautiful afternoon!