Mountain-Girl-(a)

Mountain Girl

The Tarahumara Indians have lived in Mexico‚Äôs Copper Canyon for many centuries.  With the coming of the missionaries the women adopted this colorful mode of dress (the men wear jeans).  Even the young girls dress this way.  I encountered this girl selling tourist trinkets at a railway station.  I wanted to endow her with the diginity of her tribe by placing her in their traditional environment.