Five Regions of Oaxaca

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

  • Karen Elwell PRO 6y

    thanks. I´m happy you like these trajes regionales. I´ve seen so many pretty hairstyles using ribbons during this visit so far. Saludos
  • José Reséndiz A. 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called México de mis amores, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Juan A Sánchez 6y

    Muy buena imagén.
  • Karen Elwell PRO 6y

    Gracias por su comentario.
  • José Reséndiz A. 6y

    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!
  • Karen Elwell PRO 6y

    it's my pleasure, you're very wlecome
  • J BF 6y

  • Arturo Miguel 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Prismatico, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Mexycan 6y

    hermosas ninas ! ! !
  • Karen Elwell PRO 6y

    Andale Saludos
  • PINKÉ PRO 6y

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful photo!
  • Karen Elwell PRO 6y

    My pleasure. Thanks for your visit
  • Karen Elwell PRO 5y

    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
  • arteylena 5y

    Maravilloso vestuario !!....
  • Karen Elwell PRO 5y

    I agree. Thanks for your comment and visit
  • KaliMaya1 5y

    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?????
  • KaliMaya1 5y

    ellas estan DIVINAS111111111111
  • Karen Elwell PRO 5y

    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
  • CrazySoles1 3y

    Beautiful ladies!
  • Karen Elwell PRO 3y

    They are and this has been a very popular photo. Thanks for stopping by
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Taken on February 16, 2008
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