Country: Guatemala   /   Village: Momostenango
Ethnic Group: Maya   /   Feature: Markets


This older man carries a massive load using the prevailing head-strap technique. The weight is supported by his back and legs and is steadied by rope that goes around the base of the load up into a wide piece of leather strapped around the top of his head. He may walk for miles from home to the market with this bundle full of wares to sell. 

ID # guatemomo3
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