Guatemala is known for fine sweet breads and other baked goods.
Guatemalan women wearing traditional clothing celebrating Holy Week.
This woman is wearing a traditional style huipil and showing off her freshly baked pineapple upside down cake.
The women of Guatemala have worn the same traditional dress (called ‘traje’) for centuries. They have passed down the art of weaving these textiles through many generations.
The Guatemalan women in this photo are wearing folded up ‘tzutes’ on their heads to shade their faces.
This little girl from Guatemala is wearing traditional clothing and carrying worry dolls.
This Guatemalan woman and her daughters are all dressed in traditional clothing.
The Guatemalan woman in this photo is weaving on a backstrap loom, just as her Mayan ancestors have done for centuries.
The Guatemalan women make thread out of raw cotton and wrap it around a yarn winder. This keeps the string from getting tangled as they weave it in and out of the pegs on a warping board.
Women in Guatemala begin weaving by creating a ‘warp’ out of yarn. They wind the yarn around pegs on a warping board, crossing the strings in the middle to create a striped pattern. The warp is then attached to the bars of the loom and they are ready to begin the weaving process.