Friday, November 18, 2011

Chichicastenango, Guatemala...The Largest Outdoor Market in Latin America

Some travel guides claim that the largest outdoor market in Latin America takes place in Chichicastenango. I don't know if it is true, but I went to check it out.

Chichicastenango is well known for its famous market days on Thursdays and Sundays where vendors sell handicrafts, food, flowers, pottery, wooden items, pigs, chickens, machetes, and other tools. In the central part of the market plaza are small comedores (eateries)

Among the notable items sold are textiles, particularly the women's huipiles (blouses) and masks, used by dancers in traditional dances, such as the Dance of the Conquest.

There are lots of these stalls...
Stall after stall of textiles...
Colorful weavings...
Brilliant colors...
Intricate weavings...
Carved wooden masks with whimsical designs...
And the market goes on and on and on.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, Troy...great website. Nice talking with you on the TRT today. I am still going to search a bit more for the Botello Exhibit:)

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