National Geographic : 1960 Mar
A knot of robed figures stood for a moment in the doorway, swinging silver censers in which fragrant incense smoldered. Behind them twin files of men walked slowly into the sunlight, bearing on their shoulders a massive mahogany platform. On it, clothed in scarlet and carrying a huge cross, towered a life-sized figure of Christ. A brass band played a dirge. The figure, rising ten feet above the heads of the onlook ers, inched slowly into the crowd, swaying gently as the bearers adjusted their steps to the music (page 409). Along a twisting route through Antigua's cobbled streets, families had worked for days before their homes, fashioning elaborate car Fairgoers in Solola Bargain for Salt Fish, an Imported Treat The fair coincides with Passion Week, when vendors offer items that are scarce at other times: mountain woolens, honey, and Mexi can fish. Young couple buying fish wear costumes of neighboring Nahuala. Map locates the volcano-studded high lands, where Indians preserve the customs of their pre-Columbian forebears. ,oZ--7 Gtdfof Mexico E MILES 20 xic ty xi ; b /f rid 7 JAMAIG= [EXICO B TSH JAMAIC MEMiAA HONDURAS CaribbecLt Sea Story area N / EL SA BO NICARAGlI I7. . iii B\ PI2'UUUlj 90° 80° Santo Tomas Solola SOUTH SGuatemalaityAMERICA ATL E MILES ARGEMENT OF STORY AREA 410 ,, 410 G. S. \ '"N' STATUT *Me M ENL ©N.