This oil painting depicts Mexican and Guatemalan Natives bartering and trading along the Rio Suchiate. A river that marks the southwestern most part of the border between Mexico (state of Chiapas) and Guatemala. Escalera was driven to capture the beauty of this event after traveling to the Mexican State of Chiapas where this annual event takes place. Escalera was known to take countless photographs of architecture and Latin culture to use later as the inspiration for his artwork. Ironically this oil painting has often been mistaken for a photograph.