Here we have another of the many postcard/photograph gifts I've received from my husband. Aren't the colors fabulous? And hey, that's a big agave! However the first thing I said when I saw this one was "what is he doing!?" I'm sure you understand.
So I looked up the word that appears under the image; Tlachiquero: collector of maguey sap for pulque (source). Then of course I wondered what the actual definition of maguey is: an agave plant, especially one of a type used to make alcoholic drinks (definition from Oxford Languages), and of course next I looked up pulque: an alcoholic beverage made from the fermented sap of the maguey plant. It is traditional to central Mexico, where it has been produced for millennia. It has the color of milk, somewhat viscous consistency and a sour yeast-like taste. (source). Sound good to you? I'm not sure.
Then of course I started watching videos, this is my favorite: The Tlachiquero, a trade that lasts in Jiquipilco. Who knew!? Speaking of, if anyone can read and translate the text on the back of the postcard I'd love to know what it says...
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