Chichicastenango, or Chi-chi in short, is a colourful Mayan city which offers interesting daily scenes...
Located about 140 km northwest of Guatemala City, Chichi is an indigenous town, home to what is surely one of the most colorful native markets in North and Central America.
The Spanish conquistadors gave the town its name Tzitzicaztenanco, or "City of Nettles".
The famous handicraft market of Chichicastenango draws not only the K'iche' Maya of the surrounding region, but vendors from all over Guatemala. They represent many of Guatemala's linguistic groups such as Mam, Ixil, Kaqchikel and others, each hawking his or her products in a riotous cacophony of color, dialects and costumes, smoke, and smells.
This town in the mountains of Quiche has been, since pre-Hispanic times, one of the largest trading centers in the Maya area.
Scanned from slide, cropped, corrected the axis, increased sharpness.
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perfect (147) 2010-10-26 4:23
19 Century picture. Unique charm of the exotic public and beautiful bride. Pale colors fit a lot.
carlosmarin (11954) 2010-10-26 5:12
I like this picture of everyday life in Chichicastenango. I well remember the atmosphere of the market and its people.
In this case, a scene of a wedding with all its colors.
Good job of scanning process.
Vato_Law (12720) 2010-10-26 10:53
nice to see how they celebrate the wedding acroos the atlantic in Guatemala.
All thiese colourful clothes, the father (?) on a traditional black suit, and all the faces gathered in one photo strangelly not as happy as we would imagine or was this just the instant pose ?
Good document you have here.
- Copyright: Erdem Kutukoglu (Suppiluliuma) (3887)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1993-01-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon AE-1P, Soligor AF 28-210mm f : 4,5 - 5,6, Kodachrome 64
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-10-26 4:20