National Geographic : 1945 Jul
U National Geographic Society Kodachrome by Giles Greville Healey Shoppers in Lofty Momostenango Wear Wool to Shut Out Cold and Buy Straw Hats toWard Off Tropic Sun A wool center, the town weaves waterproof blankets (right). They are colored with vegetable dyes. Medieval Mayas waded into the sea toget their sacred purple from large snails. At this cold altitude (7,280 feet) sheep were a welcome introduction from Spain.Big hampers hold the loose wool.