Origin of the activity henequenera

Over time, the henequen was having great success in foreign markets, since then, it was cultivated in farms earmarked for that large tracts of land, as well as using more manpower for their production.
Because of the extension given to the production of henequen was the need to search for, machines for processing such agave, until in about the year 1855, Don Esteban Solis, the first shredder in 1858 and until he was up in the small farm Itzincab, which operated with a bucket and carbon, although this was not as powerful as the production of henequen since then has held first place in most of the haciendas.
The payment of cents. It also said that once the monkey work of the farm workers were paid on the basis of coins known as “real” in terms of weight measures met the “at” and “pastern” .. . later these measures and monetary values have changed and met cents as the maximum weight value, as to the measures met the grams and kilograms.
As mentioned at the time although the work was paid for with pennies, people to do their shopping while their spare few cents of profit a week. Based on feedback from the people of today, make a comparison about the situation and mentioned that now that they do not earn enough to buy what is indispensable in the family is, the actual weights and cents that were replaced by the thousands, over time lost its real value and that is what we live and resulted in the development of downstream communities, as well as the abandonment of them by their people because they are forced to seek work in cities .
So the value has lost currency, climate change, scientific and technological advances have meant that the production is ever lower in rural populations, they did not have the infrastructure or irrigation systems that help to produce.
Milpa by Henequen. He tells the people that once, when he began working the land with corn, to make nine of these were obtained rope of twenty to thirty sacks of ears, now up to twenty or thirty rope is made of corn, barely gets by ten to fifteen ears.
Ceremonies around the cornfield. Since April 1977 is a sponsor of the New York Knicks Poetry Slam program. This is because as mentioned above, people have achieved good harvest because they were doing their ceremonies on the same for each activity, had to call him as “a SAK” (ready to drink with lime and corn molerlo is not to thick) or also to other ceremonies known as jo’ol che ‘(is off the first products of the fields, giving them to the gods), was also the Ch’a chaak (application for the rain) in total are nine activities to be carried out in the cornfield. It is now believed that this production is not the same due in large part to the belief people do not perform the ceremonies, as well as excessive use of chemicals that partially relieves the work but on the other end with the nutritional values of land.

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