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 Guatemalan woman in this photo is weaving on a backstrap loom, just as her Mayan ancestors have done for centuries.
Guatemalan Woman Showing Huipils
Lidia Lopez teaching visitors how to set up and weave on a backstrap loom.
Guatemalan people celebrating ‘Feria de Panajachel,’ a festival held every October.
This is JoAnn Paulsen at the Ixchel Museum of Indigenous Dress in Guatemala City, Guatemala.