National Geographic : 1928 May
© Thomas F. Lee A POTTERY PORTER OF GUATEMALA The human back is still the common vehicle in regions where the roads are few. These light but bulky jars are lashed to a cacaste, or wooden frame. When let down, it stands like a chair and saves the fragile earthenware from breaking. THEY SURROUND THEIR HUTS WITH CORNSTALK WALLS Corn is the staff of lifeinCentral America. These Guatemalan In dians, whose mountain villages Colonel Lindbergh saw from the air(see text, page 541), use driedcornstalks, tightly laced together, asfences for their huts.