|signing our masks|
|left, completed mask, right the beginning of another masterpiece|
|Purpecha troje house|
|The husband is sewing the straw braids together to form a hat|
|This machine forms the hat.|
The machine is heated by propane. The iron hat form is very, very heavy. The men tried to lift it but it was not easy.
The wife made it look quite easy. She explained to us that if she left it on longer, then it would take on a darker colour.
|Our happy purchases|
|Church to left of the convent|
|church to the right of the convent – you can see the convent on the left|
|Olive trees and the stone stations|
Behind the church is Ceramica Tzintzuntzan, the ceramic studio of Manual Morales, a fifth generation potter. His studio is a converted missionary hospital. On one of the outside walls, they x-rayed the wall and uncovered original carvings in the stone that were taken from the pyramids.