Country: Honduras   /   Village: Las Marias
Ethnic Group: Pech

Caption:

Many tools and techniques remain unchanged for centuries. The daily chore of threshing rice is efficiently completed by pounding it in a large wooden mortar and pestle. 

This girl completes her chores while wearing her Sunday finest. She has just come back from church. Even in the most remote villages, the Moravian church has a strong presence. Missionaries arrived in the Mosquito Coast shortly after Colombus.

ID # hondupech5
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