Estampas de Mi Ciudad – Mujeres en el Mercado (Women at the Market)

Photo credit: Manuel Rivera – Tlacolula, Oaxaca


Ladies in folk attire shop at the Sunday  market or “tianguis” in Tlacolula, Oaxaca.  The open-air market of Tlacolula is the oldest and busiest in Latin America. Week over week, more than a thousand merchants bring to the market a great selection of products ranging from fruits and vegetables, to farm animals, mezcal, handcrafts and hand-made clothing.  Visiting this market is particularly fascinating-  many Tlacolulans wear folk attire and speak Zapotec as their mother tongue.