Mercado de Dulces y Artesanias
Zona Centro, 29200 San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chis., Mexico
Chamulan WomenThese women, from the Village of Chamula, spend their days wandering the city selling rebosos and other woven goods. Often they are also carrying an infant and have very young children in tow. You can tell the women are from Chamula by the hairy skirts made from felted black sheep wool and colorful blouses. It was mid afternoon when these ladies dropped their stuff off in front of the church (to be guarded by one who stayed behind) while they went in search of lunch. They work from mid morning till late at night, six days a week without a break or vacation. Their lives revolve around their families and relationships with each other. You will see them everywhere in San Cristobal and also at the Night Market in front of the cathedral.