Old Huarache Photographs from the Museo Regional Tlaxcala

The Museo Regional Tlaxcala is currently holding an exhibit of photos of indigenous people in Mexico taken between 1870 y 1950.

Called “Geografía Humana, etnias de México” the exhibit is a short but interesting overview of some of the 56 main ethnic groups and 280 ethnic variants native to Mexico. The photos also offered a small insight into some traditional Huarache styles.

The most interesting photo was of a man from Yucatan wearing  ‘Alpargatas de Oreja’, or ‘Eared Sandals’. This variant of the ‘Pata de Gallo’ Huaraches has the lace made from henequen fiber instead of leather.

Youth from Michocan

A Huichol Shaman.


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