Oftentimes, salespeople are really artisans. Part of their pitch is that the items are handmade. In the market, you can see people embroidering, weaving, beading, and sometimes even painting pieces.
And, this lovely yellow Mary right off Reforma with yellow flowers growing before her.
The colorful, traditional dress and dances vary from region to region.
During this celebration, the regions also share their products with the attendees: coffee, pineapples, bread, mezcal, etc.
Though the dance festival occurs only these two weeks, the tradition of Guelaguetza is an important part of Oaxacan culture. It is about receiving and sharing abundance with neighbors.
Last summer, I found a ton of these tags around Oaxaca. On the way to the bus: Spring Break, on the wall opposite the botanical garden: Spring Break, on a driveway gate: these same breasts. In a month so far, I’ve only seen this one remaining tag. Of course, there may be more. I just haven’t spied them yet.