The beautiful Huipils and other textiles made by the Mayan women of Guatemala are all hand made. The first step in the process is to clean and spin raw cotton into thread. The thread is then dyed and wrapped around a spindle so it can be managed easier when weaving on a backstrap loom.
A tradtional Guatemalan family cooking Pepian and making tortillas.
The Guatemalan woman in this photo is weaving on a backstrap loom, just as her Mayan ancestors have done for centuries.
Lidia Lopez teaching the art and techniques of backstrap loom weaving.
Lidia Lopez is teaching a class on how to weave on the backstrap loom.