Fine Pewter Silver turquoise Link Bracelet. Expert lapidary work. Soldered links. Adjustable.
Pedro, Alma and Luz are all married. Alma and Luz both stated that they would never allow their men to go the United States to work and Pedro mentioned he would not want to leave his family but, if he had to, he would (personal communication, January 27, 2005). However, Pedro did say he has not left to go to the U.S. because he has a stable income with the cooperative and has the ability to do other work on the side to supplement his income (personal communication, January 27, 2005). Alone the money from the cooperative does not cover all of the expenses of his family but, it gives him steady work that he can count on and the constant hours where he can do other things around that time. The Alma and Luz said that by working they have money to buy the things they need and to provide more income to the household. They are able to provide for the family and, with the extra income, their husbands can stay in town and find work. They also feel that they are contributing to their culture by staying in the Taxco area because when people come back they are changed. They start turn into Americans and take on many cultural traits from the United States (personal communication, January 27, 2005).