picture of Lacandon shaman making balche ceremonial drink. Naha, Selva Lacandona, Chiapas, Mexico - photograph 23_mexnah97 - Lacandon Mayans, Chiapas Mexico travel documentary pictures

Photo of Lacandon shaman making balche ceremonial drink. Naha, Selva Lacandona, Chiapas, Mexico


Photo of Lacandon Maya ritual of making balche ceremonial drink. Naha Village, Selva Lacandona, Chiapas, Mexico.



The Lacandons are indigenous peoples of La Selva Lacandona in Chiapas, Mexico. They refer to themselves as the Hach Winik or True People. The Lacandon culture has lived in the Lacandon Rainforest for hundreds of years. It is said the Lacandons are direct descendants of the classical civilizations of Palenque, Yaxchilan and Bonampak.

Location of picture - Naha Village Chiapas Mexico

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