By G. Richard Garrison, George W. Rustay
From 1925 to 1929, younger architectural draftsmen got down to checklist a decide on variety of examples of the “minor family architecture” of Mexico as a result of a scarcity of measured drawings of rural ranch homes and Monterey-inspired dwellings. the result's an excellent choice of homes from the times of Mexico's viceroys, elaborately provided during this handsomely illustrated e-book. each aficionado of structure or domestic layout will locate the patios, window designs, and ground plans a satisfaction to examine. Over two-hundred illustrations, together with forty-two pages of measured drawings and flooring plans, make this a accomplished reference advisor in addition to a chic espresso desk booklet.
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Young women in Chenalhó also get many messages about how to be a batz’i antz (true woman). True women transform corn into food for humans, and they help in the fields if their labor is needed. They are industrious and hard-working. In complementary fashion, batz’i viniketik (true men) plant and harvest corn. They cut, carry, and stack firewood. They shuck and grind corn, feed chickens and other animals, collect fruit from nearby trees, comfort children in the night and care for them at times in the day, and buy items of food or other things the family needs.
They were quite torn but they covered me. I still remember when I returned from school I had to change my clothes and wear my torn skirt. In the afternoon I went to the well to get water, and there I’d find my friends from school. I was ashamed for them to see me in my torn clothes. We never had shoes back then. I began to use shoes after I left school because a teacher gave me a pair of sandals. 2 From then on I began to wear shoes. But it was strange for the people to see them. Sometimes they made fun of women who wore sandals.
Although it’s not tasty, takivaj is very important in fiestas. Chenkulvaj Chenkulvaj is a major traditional food at fiestas and also at sk’in ch’ulelal [Day of the Dead]. It’s a tamale prepared from corn dough. You put ground beans in it and wrap it up in a leaf called ch’uch [from a type of banana tree that doesn’t give fruit]. Then we put it on to cook in a big pot. Everybody makes chenkulvaj for Day of the Dead when we exchange food with other families in the cemetery. We make chenkulvaj and buy fruit to give to our compañeros and relatives in the cemetery and also when they come to visit in our homes.