Indigenous women arrive in San Cristóbal to sell Christmas decorations


The women have been placed in the markets and mainly in the Real of Guadalupe

In the last 2 years, the installation of the altars or also known as “nacimiento de niño dios” was suspended in the municipality of San Cristóbal, indigenous women who are dedicated to the sale of December decorations were affected because in those years they had almost no sales.

For 2 years indigenous women from various communities in the municipality of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, and other municipalities stopped selling decorations for the birth of the child of God, this due to the pandemic. Fortunately, in recent days several indigenous people arrived since the afternoon of this Tuesday to sell all kinds of ornaments.

The women have been placed in the markets and mainly in the Guadalupe in the neighborhood of the same name, in the eastern part of San Cristóbal, selling the ornaments, pine or oak trees, and then they are sold in this colonial city for the installation of the birth of the child God in hotels, restaurants, churches, as well as in private homes.

When questioned, one of the women said that they go to the hills or mountains to extract all kinds of grass, flowers from the trees and one of them is called: Manger moss, Hay (gray grass), and Niluyarilo, this is a red flower that is in extinction, but even in this region of the highlands they continue to sprout in the hills, and even more in this winter season.

Some grasses and flowers are used for the construction of houses for the birth of the child God and are adorned by these types of flowers, grasses, sedges and the prices vary, for example the house has a price between 150, 180 or 200 pesos according to the size and the bag of these ornaments are 10 pesos.

Source: El Heraldo de Chiapas