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.
Feria Panajachel takes over the town every October to celebrat Saint Francis of Assisi.
The Guatemalan woman in this photo is weaving on a backstrap loom, just as her Mayan ancestors have done for centuries.
Lidia Lopez describing the meanings of the patterns on a huipil from Patzicia, Guatemala.
This woman is wearing a traditional style huipil and showing off her freshly baked pineapple upside down cake.
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.