The Story of Colors / La Historia de los Colores

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This story is much more than just a story of colors; it is rich with metaphor and lessons that reflect the culture and wisdom of the Mayan people of Chiapas. Bilingual in English and Spanish.

Available in paperback or hardcover.  Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos  The Story of Colors/La Historia de los Colores. 1999, color paintings by Domitila Domínguez (Mazateca).

Bilingual in English and Spanish.  “The macaw didn’t used to be like this,” old man Antonio tells Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos one day as they are walking in the mountainous jungle of Chiapas, “its feathers were stunted like a wet chicken.” And the story begins, of how the gods found all the colors in the world. Like the song, “De Colores,” this story is much more than just a story of colors; it is rich with metaphor and lessons that reflect the culture and wisdom of the indigenous peoples of Chiapas.