|Santa Catarina Kumeyaay Pai Pai Indigenous Community village on-line internet documentary Kumiai Indios documental fotos cuadros. Paipai Kumeyaay photos pictures of basket weavers, pottery makers, basket weaving, overall documentary style photo documentation of the village inhabitants, habitations, ranchos rancherias, and indigenous Kumeyaay Paipai artists in their working environments, Baja 1000 race route, los indios indígenas de las fotos documentales de la forma de vida del photojournalism de México representan películas
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SANTA CATARINA PAI PAI INDIANS INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY
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I decided to lead this online photo documentary with the above image of Manuela Aguiar, Ko'al Kumiai Paipai, weaving a basket outside her the front door of her Santa Catarina mountain home. This was the first home I visited in the rural Santa Catarina community area, and it was the first time I laid eyes Manuela. I took this photo as our 1990 Chevy Suburban 150 pulled into her rural mountain top rancheria.
I sepia toned the picture for aesthetics to illustrate what appears a mismatch of time and place in the 21st century.
Manuela lives on the top of a mountain with her sister, Teresa, and brother, Selso Aguiar, in this small Indian village community. The sisters, the Aguiar family, are very well known for their pottery, basketweaving, doll making, agave fiber net bags, medicinal plants, and traditional knowledge...Manuela Aguiar has Contributed her old Aguiar historic family pictures for restoration and presentation on KUMEYAAY.INFO.
By the United State's living standards, the Kumeyaay Pai Pai people of Santa Catarina are poverty stricken, closed out of most modern-world conveniences. I cannot recall any of the rural Santa Catarina homes I visited having electricity or running water a trip to the restroom means either looking for a bush or an outhouse.
The roads from the main highway into Santa Catarina are eroded unpaved dirt that wind for miles off the main highway into the back country and branch off into remote mountainous scrub brush high desert countryside and is located on the Baja 1000 Race route.
Snippets of my initial on-line research:
To buy purchase authentic Santa Catarina Pai Pai Kumeyaay Indian pottery, their traditional Indian arts and crafts, please visit the Shumup Ko Hup "Dream Come True" Indian store in Old Town State Historic Park, San Diego, California.
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