Dressed in a cacophony of patterns and colors, the produce vendor pauses for a bite of tortilla. To the trained eye, his traje, or traditional dress, conveys a myriad of information. Indication of his ancestry, community and social stature is woven into the Mayan textiles he wears.
"Ceremony and ritual spring from our heart of hearts: those who govern us know it well, for they would sooner deny us bread than dare alter the observance of tradition." - F. Gonzales-Crussi -
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