A Zapotec woman of South Mexico

Mexican Zapotec clothing. Traditional Mexican native costume

Mexican Zapotec woman

A Zapotec woman of South Mexico.

The Zapotecs are peoples of Mexico, and inhabiting the Mexican state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico. In pre-Hispanic times the Zapotec were carrier of an advanced civilization in southern Mexico. The center of their cultural development was Monte Albán. They called themselves Be’ena’a zaa zaa or Peni, Cloud People ‘

From the book: Living Races of Mankind. A popular illustrated account of the customs, habits, pursuits, feasts, and ceremonies of the races of mankind throughout the world by Henry Neville Hutchinson (1856-1927), John Walter Gregory and Richard Lydekke. Published by Hutchinson & Co. Paternoster Row, London 1902.