Country: Guatemala   /   Village: Santiago Chimaltenango
Ethnic Group: Maya   /   Feature: Markets


Buyers try to be egalitarian in their shopping by supporting even the smallest vendors. Here a woman makes a purchase from a vendor whose only products are a meager supply of cilantro, tomatoes, tomatillos and bananas. 

This photo, taken from a high angle offers a revealing perspective on the unique hairstyle of the women from this community. The long hair is pulled from the back of the head, folded into a bun and tied in the front with the crimson sash.

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