Huaraches in AguascalientesPosted: March 29, 2011
Aguascalientes is reportedly the geographic center of Mexico. Most Huaraches in this city can be found in and around the Mercado Juarez. Huaraches here come in all shapes and sizes, below is a giant promo one hanging from the ceiling.
Retailers were very kind and available to assist me in my research.
The Aguascalientes Huarache design also known as ‘Alacran’ (Scorpion) has already been covered in previous posts, but these here look the most authentic.
Below is a Huarache design also found in Leon called the ‘Momia’, any guesses why?
There were the ‘Zapadera’ Huaraches.
The ‘Jalpeno’ Huaraches.
There were also many other huaraches for sale at the market from Sahuayo (the center of Huarache manufacture in Mexico) many were not photographed as they have already been covered in previous posts, those that were are new variations on already covered themes.
The ‘Tamazula’ Huarache is similar to the Pachuco with a strap and a riveted front strip.
Another new design similar to the ‘Pachuco’ were these Huaraches hanging high up on the wall.
Along with ‘Cruzado’ Huarache styles, both minimal and complex.
There were braided women’s Huarache designs. Note that like all woven Huaraches these are made using only one single strip of leather (not 3 strips like a usual braid).
This Huarache known as ‘Tres Correas’ is in a childrens size.
One new development is the use of bright colours for men’s Huaraches. Textile, or ‘Jersey’ Huaraches are usually preferred for field work as they dry quicker.