This picture was taken in the late 1800's in Mexico and shows a Corn Husk Peddler. It looks like he has a heavy load, but corn husks do not weigh that much, so the load was probably not that bad. What are corn husks used for you ask? Why they are used in making Tamales. The tamales are wrapped in corn husks. Have I mentioned that I know a thing or two about Tamales?