Country: Guatemala   /   Village: San Idelfonso Ixtahuacan 
Ethnic Group: Maya   /   Feature: Markets

Caption:

Babies are strapped in snugly to mothers backs using a length of cloth tied around their torso. This boy is wrapped so tightly that he can only move his head about. 

As the women walk, the babies bounce rhythmically in the rear which calms them and lulls them to sleep. It is rare to see an upset, crying baby as mothers stroll around the noisy chaos of the market.

 

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