This is a woman with her two young girls dressed in traditional Guatemalan clothing. The tops women wear are called huipils. They are made from panels of textiles handwoven on a backstrap loom. Each huipil is unique and decorated with intricate brocade designs.
This woman is wearing a traditional style huipil and showing off her freshly baked pineapple upside down cake.
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.
Lidia Lopez is an expert in backstrap loom weaving. Here she is showing the different patterns used on huipils from the different villages around Guatemala.
Lidia Lopez teaching the art and techniques of backstrap loom weaving.
This is JoAnn Paulsen at the Ixchel Museum of Indigenous Dress in Guatemala City, Guatemala.