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


Mayan women don't own wallets or purses. yet they are the ones who keep the money. The most secure way for them to carry cash is wrapped inside a fold of a sash-like belt. There are no pockets in a huipil blouse. The money in the sash is easily accessible, but hidden and protected enough to foil pick-pockets.

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