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San Marcos woman

Photo by Tony Mindling
November 1993

We arrived in the pottery village of San Marcos standing in the back of a stake-bodied truck, a common conveyance in rural Oaxaca. We had travelled from Tlocolula with the breeze of a bright clear day blowing in our hair. A family of potters Eric worked with were our hosts, first for lunch, then demonstrations of pottery making. This woman, whose face appears to have come to life from a pre-columbian Mayan carving, is helping to make a meal of blue corn tortillas, chipil soup, eggs, and smoked meat.