Huaraches in Dolores HidalgoPosted: June 10, 2011
Dolores Hidalgo in the state of Guanajuato, also known as ‘Dolores’ or ‘Cuna de la Independencia Mexicana’, is the town where the first Mexican revolution began, thus ‘Craddle of Mexican Independence’.
With a much agriculture and livestock Dolores Hidalgo is a natural center for Huarache production and local Huaracheros will sell to the other neighboring towns and cities as San Miguel de Allende.
Unlike other towns the string of Huaracherias selling Huaraches in Dolores Hidalgo are not next to or in the local market, instead they are on Calle Hidalgo, a short walk on the other side of the river from the town center. As with many Mexican towns, the local Huaracherias sell ‘Pachuco’ Huaraches from Sahuayo and others from the nearby cities San Luis Potosi, Leon and Aguascalientes.
The owner of this particular Huaracheria is also Huarachero. He was very helpful and offered to teach me how to make Huaraches and also to send photos of his other designs, I look forward to this. He also explained to me a cultural difference between Huaraches made in Sahuayo and other Mexican Huarache making towns. The Huaraches in Sahuayo are typically woven by women and in other towns it is the men who weave them.
Made with thick leather and a thicker car tyre sole, these Huaraches are really meant for children, after all children also need shoes.