picture of Tzotzil Mayas cooking corn, Zinacantan, Chiapas, Mexico - photograph 026_mexzin06 - La Ruta Maya, Mayan Route travel documentary pictures

Photo of Tzotzil Mayas cooking corn, Zinacantan, Chiapas, Mexico


Photo of Tzotzil Mayas cook corn that they sell to local people in Zinacantan Village, Chiapas Mexico.



Zinacantan is a Tzotzil speaking municipality just west of San Cristobal de las Casas in the Chiapas Highlands. The name "Zinacantan" means "place of bats", derived from the Aztec language, Nahuatl. A stone bat was the patron deity of Zinacantecos.



Flowers have become important to the Tzotzil Mayas in Zinacantan and some villagers sell flowers at San Cristobal de las Casas.

Location of picture - San Lorenzo Zinacantan Chiapas Mexico

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