Maria is showing off the beautiful (and tasty) pineapple upside-down cake she baked. She is dressed in traditional Mayan clothing called ‘traje.’ Her pink top is called a huipil. Huipils are handmade and reflect the wearer’s personality and what village she is from.
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.
Lidia Lopez teaching the art and techniques of backstrap loom weaving.
Lidia Lopez describing the meanings of the patterns on a huipil from Patzicia, Guatemala.
Lidia Lopez is teaching a class on how to weave on the backstrap loom.
Lidia Lopez showing a ceremonial huipil and a huipil from Tactic and telling the meanings of the patterns on them.