Monday, October 26, 2009

Mexico Shots

Tarahumara Indian women selling handmade baskets beside the railroad tracks in Divisadero, Chihuahua. This is located in the Copper Canyon.


Jonna said...

Great picture. I bought one of those baskets from the train, they have a wonderful scent from the pine needles they use to make them.

lisa said...

Cool, I love baskets but the hand made ones around here are usually pretty expensive!

Babs said...

Ahh, I've been there - not on the railroad tracks but Copper Canyon and Divisadero. I thought the hotel cantilevered over the cliff was one of the most unique places I've ever stayed.......And the Tarahumara people are exquisite. I wrote a blog on them = one of my first lo those many years ago.....Did you go down into the canyon?

Islagringo said...

Jonna: I bought several baskets, but not from these particular women. None of them smell! I don't think mine are made out of pine needles though. More like reeds.

Lisa: If I ever go back there, I will buy you a basket and send it to you. They are incredibly intricate....and cheap!

Babs: I took pictures of that hotel but we travel on a budget and did not stay there. We stayed in Creel. I'll have to dig into your archives and find that post. I don't remember it. I remember the Tara people as dirty, but industrious. I did not go to the bottom of the canyon because I probably never would have made it back up!

The guy from Michoacan: Sorry buddy. I rejected your comment. I am not about to open my blog to your vendetta against some company.

Arizona Kelly said...

Wow, how cute and colorful are they! And they look to be about 4 feet tall :)

I want to see the baskets you bought!

Islagringo said...

AK: It's the angle taken from the train window. They are actually about 4'6" tall! I've given most of the baskets away as gifts but I still have a couple you can take a look at.