Monday, October 15, 2012

Buying lapas from a boy at Harbel

 When we went to Harbel for a baptism, a boy with a large metal bowl filled with lapas walked by.  Judy decided she wanted to buy a couple.  The neighborhood children were very interested in this business transaction.  Each lapa cost the equivalent of $3.35 each.

Here you see the young businessman with his store on his head.  Lapas are about 2 yards of bright cloth that women and girls wrap around them for a skirt.  Mothers wrap their babies to their backs using a lapa.

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