Photo of the Week | Pedro from Tenejapa, Mexico

by Stephanie Walsh · 2 comments

in Mexico, North America, Photography, Travels

Local Tzeltal man in traditional dress, Tenejapa, Mexico
Tenejapa, Chiapas, Mexico

Pedro, outside his house in Tenejapa, Chiapas, Mexico

This is Pedro. We met him in Tenejapa, a tiny indigenous Tzeltal village in Chiapas, Mexico, when he spotted us during his daily ‘walk’ through the market. He was delighted to see foreign people visiting his town, as not many tourists go there. He then invited us to his house and showed us pictures of his family. An example of the wonderful friendliness of Mexicans, and especially in places with little or no tourism.

His outfit is a traditional dress of the Tzeltal people. Men of political and religious status wear these ribboned hats and black dresses woven from sheep hair along with various embellishments and accessories that identify their role.

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1 Izy Berry - The Wrong Way Home October 28, 2012 at 3:54 pm

I really like the picture. Does he have the picture as well? He looks great in the photo


2 Stephanie Walsh October 30, 2012 at 12:21 am

Thanks Izy! No I never got his address…thought about it afterwards actually. I would have loved to send it to him.