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© Pamela Haberman
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In the sleepy pueblito of Las Tinas, Baja, Mexico, Rocendo Sandez has been making rope from palm leaves his entire life. The rather simple process involves hanging the new palm leaf sprouts to dry. He then rubs the strands between his calloused hands until they are intertwined. The resulting rope is used in the construction of palapa roofs, also made by hand. He hopes to teach his granddaughter the craft, as has been done for centuries.

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Thank you Sarah Springerfor the spottie! Much appreciated!

And thank you Jeff Johannsen for another spottie! Woo!

16 responses

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith said (9 May 2014):

    You can feel the light in the way this was captured. Wonderful portrait.

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer   gave props (9 May 2014):

    Absolutely stunning portrait. Thanks for the back story of this fine family

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper   gave props (9 May 2014):

    Such beauty here... image, friends, words.

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone   gave props (9 May 2014):

    Wonderful !

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (10 May 2014):

    Rockin' JPG's Theme Park most excellently!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (10 May 2014):

    Needs to be a book..just exceptional in story and images.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (10 May 2014):

    I agree.....a book of photos of the Southwest!! Your ability to capture people and places in perfect light and tones is incredible!!

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte   gave props (10 May 2014):

    Exceptional!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (11 May 2014):

    Wonderful light! Beautiful portrait Pamela and the story makes it perfect!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (12 May 2014):

    fantastic shot!

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson   gave props (13 May 2014):

    Brilliant work, just brilliant. I agree with Lynn.....a book?

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (16 May 2014):

    Wonderful portrait, Pamela!!! :)))

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (16 May 2014):

    Love the contrast of this great shot and the wonderful narrative.

  • Jeff Johannsen

    Jeff Johannsen   said (20 May 2014):

    exceptional image in every way.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (29 May 2014):

    WoW!! Beautiful portrait!!

  • Talia Krasicka

    Talia Krasicka gave props (26 Jul 2014):

    An awesome juxaposition of two youths!!!

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