Thursday, May 7, 2009
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!
FELIZ DIA DE LA MADRE!
Mother's Day in Mexico is always
Mothers and their children in both Mexico and the United States enjoy being together. In indigenous communities in Mexico, mothers teach their daughters how to weave, make clay pots, and of course to make tortillas. Grandmothers, mothers, and children spend a great deal of time working together.
Three generations of women from the village of Cocucho are pictured above, embroidering blouses called "guanengos", while they sell their clay pots at the Palm Sunday market.
(above) Juano Cano Sebastian with one of her daughters and two grandchildren-- from the weaving village of Turícuaro.
The rebozos of Turícuaro and guanengos from Cocucha can be seen and purchased on www.mexicobyhand.com.