The pattern of the leaves was embroidered on his costume

man wearing traditional costume
Shot in Zinacantan, Mexico
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A man wearing a brightly embroidered traditional costume stood in front of me. His lips were tightly closed. Although he exuded an air of dignity, he somehow didn't look too happy to have his photo taken. Not only here in Zinacantan, but in Mexico, many people avoid having their photo taken.

The poncho-like folk costume the man was wearing had leaf patterns embroidered all over it. The designs often have some kind of meaning, but I wondered what this design represented. Does it mean that the person wearing it will be filled with strength? As I looked around, I noticed that all the people wearing this traditional costume were wearing a similar design here. The pattern seems to vary from village to village. Indeed, the woman who allowed me to take her photo in Juchitán was wearing an ethnic costume with a completely different pattern.

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PHOTO DATA

No

5073

Shooting Date

Jul 2010

Posted On

January 17, 2011

Modified On

December 15, 2020

Place

Zinacantan, Mexico

Genre

Portrait Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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