Mexican Farmer - Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben
N 20° 13.022 W 087° 26.120
16Q E 454524 N 2235557
Quick Description: This beautiful figurative sculpture can be seen at the Tulum Craft Center which is located at the beginning of the road leading to the Tulum archaeological site in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo.
Location: Quintana Roo, Mexico
Date Posted: 4/20/2018 8:21:54 AM
Waymark Code: WMY4K5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 3

Long Description:
The bronze sculpture represents a young man with a big hat cutting off the sharp leaves of an agave with a long tool. I suppose he could be a farmer who harvests blue agave from which tequila is made.

"The red volcanic soil in the region around the city of Tequila is particularly well suited to the growing of the blue agave, and more than 300 million of the plants are harvested there each year. Agave grows differently depending on the region. Blue agaves grown in the highlands Los Altos region are larger in size and sweeter in aroma and taste. Agaves harvested in the lowlands, on the other hand, have a more herbaceous fragrance and flavor.

Mexican laws state that tequila can only be produced in the state of Jalisco and limited municipalities in the states of Guanajuato, Michoacán, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas. Tequila is recognized as a Mexican designation of origin product in more than 40 countries." (visit link)
Sector of the workforce: Farmer

Created or Donated by which group: Unknown

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