Thursday, August 18, 2011
Suchitoto and Ilobasco
Our next stop was Ilobasco, the town that makes pottery and clay objects. We hadn't really been shopping on the trip yet, so we enjoyed indulging ourselves and buying a few pretty things to bring home with us!
When we arrived in Suchitoto we stopped at an indigo shop, where we saw a demonstration of how they make the dye and apply it to the clothes. It was a lot like tie die. The girl wrapped two marbles in the fabric with a rubber band, and this was the result. Indigo was the main crop here for centuries, but eventually lost it's importance to the economy. We stimulated the economy a little with some indigo purchases.
We got back to our hotel in time for a quick dip in the pool before dinner. We can't wait till tomorrow as the adventure continues!