Huaraches in Los Reyes, MichoacanPosted: June 1, 2011
This Huaracherria at the Mercado has been open for 73 years! Sitting on the left of the photo is the original owner. His son runs the business now and another son runs a second Huaracherria a few stores down.
These must be the oldest Huaraches I have ever seen.
Amongst their Huarache designs was a sturdy man’s ‘Spiga’ Huarache.
A ‘Cerrado’ Huarache.
Below is the ‘Siete’ Huarache. It is a ‘Petatillo’ design with presumably seven vueltas.
The white chrome leather treatment is popular with the local indigenous Purepecha, coincidentally this is also the case with the Huichol further north. Its seems that the reason is that chrome tanned leather does not stretch and deform when wet, so it is preferable for wearing in the field.
This ‘Tejido’ Huarache design is from near Uruapan.
Another Huarache that uses white chrome leather leather is the ‘Tepatitlan’ Huarache most often worn by Huichol men in Jalisco, Nayarit and Durango. The Huarache style is also known as the ‘Colores Patrios’ from the Mexican flag. I have wondered if this Huarache design was originally intended to include the colours of the Mexican flag and if Huichol men are aware of this?