"More than half a million people travel from North America to Oaxaca City each year to enjoy its lively celebrations, superb handcrafts, and world-class cuisine. But few have the opportunity to travel the countryside and meet the people who shaped this land and its rich culture. This book takes them there. From seacoast communities to remote mountain villages, Eric Mindling has sought out the few remaining people who follow the traditional ways and wear the traditional dress. His poignant photographs and commentary tell their story."--Page 2 of cover.