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Pedro Rafaél González Chavajay
La Comadrona / The Midwife

Oil on canvas - 20 x 28 in.
1996

A comadrona, or midwife, is helping a woman to bring a child into the world. The husband is watching anxiously, and the couple's parents are in attendance.

Maya midwives preserve knowledge of medicinal herbs and traditional healing practices.