Textiles and tortillas in Zinacantan July 5th 2009 We arrived at Zinacantan at around 10:30am. It was a small town with many greenhouses growing flowers surrounding the centre. Flowers are a large part of their industry, however they are famous for the textiles that they produce. Dan and I had already seen and bought a woven piece the day before at the indigenous markets in San Cristobal, but were keen to see what else they produced.
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North America » Mexico » Chiapas » Zinacantan The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations, Mexico came under Spanish rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century. A devaluation of the peso in late 1994 threw Mexico into economic turmoil, triggering the worst... ... read more