Things to do

See the Embroidery in Zinacantán

What makes this town unique and famous are the fine embroidered shawls made by the women here, in tones varying from green to purple, and decorated with images of the flowers grown by each family. When a tourist comes to visit the town, the Zinacantán women rush to meet them and invite them into their homes. The idea is to show them the looms where they weave the shawls and other textiles. They also offer you home-cooked food; for example, delicious quesadillas made with queso fresco (white cheese) and hand-made tortillas, and they often serve a few glasses of pox (sugarcane spirit).  





Zinacantán, Chiapas, México

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