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The Map of Paloma’s World

My vision of Calexicobia, and the towns where women would cast off their oppression to travel to Tartatenango.

In inventing the world in Jaguar Paloma and the Caketown Bar, I wanted the names of the hometowns of women to recall the drudgery and limitations they left behind. Here's a map of the world surrounding Tartatenango:

  • To the south, Montemadre: Mother's Mountain, and El Cuadrillo: the bolt or lock.
  • Near Tartatenango: Caketown, is Escoba: broom and Hilado: yarn, as well as El Dolor: the pain
  • also, La Ceiba Grande refers to a common tree in Colombia
  • Villahermosa: Beautiful village
  • the Magdelana River, the Cienaga Grande de Santa Marta marsh, and the Cienaga del Tigre are all actual places in Colombia
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