29 September 2010

Woman at Bus Stop - Antigua, Guatemala

If I remember correctly, in Guatemala the pattern of the women's traditional clothing indicates which indigenous group they belong to. There are many different clans in Guatemala and they each have a different dialect of the Mayan language.

So for example, at markets, by seeing the clothes others are wearing people can figure out what dialect to speak with each other to negotiate prices.

At this juncture I believe it's important to point out that I said, "If I remember correctly..."


  1. Their life is pretty hard. I hope it gets better for them.
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  2. Negotiation by the type of clothing someone wears. That is just incredible.
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