Santiago Mezquititlan is a large traditional community where agriculture and handicrafts are the chief economic activities. The women from here sell their dolls all over Mexico City and are present in the major weekend markets of Coyoacan and San Angel. The town is divided into 5 Barrios or communities. Bob Freund 11/23/2004 for more information contact :
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Paula's daughter is showing me a quechquemitl. The daughter no longer wears traditional clothing except during festivals.
A typical home, the corn harvest is piled in the courtyard, on the right the entrance to the family temezcal.
The church on the main road through town. The town is divided into 5 barrios. The Barrios are spread out over a large area.
A back strap loom used to weave belts. My feeling is that the belts are going to disappear soon. When I asked the price of a belt, I was told 1000 pesos or about 100 dollars. This price implies scarcity or just trying to see how much I actually knew. Otomi belts in nearby Atlacomulco have an asking price of 90 pesos.
Example of a back strap woven belt.
Close up of a quechquemitl and the embroidery around the neck opening.