Zapotec Flower Market

Zapotec Flower Market
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Zapotec girls accompany their mothers to work so that they can learn a trade and develop economic independence. Young girls movements are rigidly controlled by family members. Their family honor depends on her being a virgin at the time of marriage. Zapotec girls marry young after a long courtship, and a short engagement. After the wedding, they move in with the grooms' parents. Much like the Incan girls of Peru, Zapotec girls spend their first year or so under the direct supervision of the mother-in-law.