While in San Cristobal, within the markets and walking the streets, I kept noticing women - young and old - wearing rebozos in shades of navy and purple. Extremely unusual colors for Mexico! Where were they from, I asked? Zinacantan. Aaah, had to go there.
As we were descending the steps of the bus upon arriving in Zinacantan, our tour guide said, "Remember, do NOT take photos of the children. There is a big chance your camera will be confiscated and you will be arrested if you do so". And the photo below is what the first "Ugly American" did............I included the photo though to show that the children dress indigenously as well as the adults. Why not take photos of the children? Because the people of Chiapas had heard that their children could be kidnapped and their organs sold for money by people not from Mexico!
For me, a lesson that all colors can go together, for sure.
This village is where the truce for the Caste War was signed in 1869. Here, in the middle of a serene and tranquil valley. How appropriate.
As we left Zinacantan, the above cross greeted us. I love the plastic bottles which held fresh flowers at some point. Again, the cross is in the turquoise green color that is prevalent in Chiapas.