Rosa of Zinacantán (Drive Day 38 minus 14 days)

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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico: photo by Gary Geboy

Rosa speaks Tzotzil to the giggling girlfriend sitting next to her in the outdoor market but Spanish to tourists, like me. And she drives a hard bargain for the shawls she weaves after school, adding 10% to the total for Gary to take photos. She’s not shy and obviously smart but when I ask her what she wants to be when she grows up the question baffles her. “All I want is for people to buy my things,” she says.

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One thought on “Rosa of Zinacantán (Drive Day 38 minus 14 days)

    Refining My Acuity said:
    August 7, 2017 at 2:27 PM

    I would like to buy her shawl, please. It’s exquisite. Do you have her website address?😕


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