Five Regions of Oaxaca

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    The large state of Oaxaca Mexico is geographically and ethnically diverse. Tradition has it that there are 8 (used to be 7) regions in the state. In performances and dances like Guelaguetza women and men wear traditional costumes that represent the regions. These women are playing that kind of part at a big wedding. However, they apparently couldn't come up with the 8 different costumes, so four women are wearing costumes from the Istmo of Tehuantepec. The costumes represent these regions (left to right) - Istmo, Istmo, Canada, Mixteca, Costa, Istmo, Papaloapan, and Istmo.

    Photo by Thomas Aleto and used with his permission

    This photo was stolen by Juan Carlos Zamudio and published by Cosomex in a book called Las 16 Maravillas de Oaxaca. Shame on you

    P I S A N K I, totisprz, and 71 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Teyacapan 63 months ago | reply

      thanks. I´m happy you like these trajes regionales. I´ve seen so many pretty hairstyles using ribbons during this visit so far. Saludos

    2. José Reséndiz 63 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called México de mis amores, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    3. trajes de charro 63 months ago | reply

      Muy buena imagén.

    4. Teyacapan 63 months ago | reply

      Gracias por su comentario.

    5. José Reséndiz 62 months ago | reply

      Gracias por participar en nuestro grupo llamado México de mis amores, del que ya formas parte, enhorabuena y esperamos que nos sigas apoyando con tus imágenes, ¡recibe muchos saludos!

    6. Teyacapan 62 months ago | reply

      it's my pleasure, you're very wlecome

    7. prismatico 59 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Prismatico, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    8. Mexycan 57 months ago | reply

      hermosas ninas ! ! !

    9. Teyacapan 57 months ago | reply

      Andale Saludos

    10. dog.happy.art 56 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing this wonderful photo!

    11. Teyacapan 56 months ago | reply

      My pleasure. Thanks for your visit

    12. Teyacapan 50 months ago | reply

      how surprised i was to find that this photo had been ripped off by some guy named juan carlos zamudio and passed off as his photo. i found it published in a small book of photos titled las 16 maravillas de oaxaca, published by some outfit called cosomex from zamora michoacan. shame, shame, shame on you all

    13. arteylena [deleted] 47 months ago | reply

      Maravilloso vestuario !!....

    14. Teyacapan 47 months ago | reply

      I agree. Thanks for your comment and visit

    15. KaliMaya1 47 months ago | reply

      Hola TEYACAPAN,, Gusto saludaarte,,, interesante sus aportes a las grandes culturas como las de mexico y america en general,,
      yo estoy interesado en la compra de trajes como de las modelos que tiewnes arriba, como poder contactarles?????

    16. KaliMaya1 47 months ago | reply

      ellas estan DIVINAS111111111111

    17. Teyacapan 47 months ago | reply

      Hola KaliMaya - I don't know how to contact these professional models. The photo was taken several years ago. I believe that they may have been working through the Camino Real Hotel which hosts weddings where models like these help the guests. Clothing like the outfits worn by the women can be purchased at various public markets in the city of Oaxaca

    18. CrazySoles1 24 months ago | reply

      Beautiful ladies!

    19. Teyacapan 24 months ago | reply

      They are and this has been a very popular photo. Thanks for stopping by

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