This little girl is wearing traditional Mayan clothing. In her basket are small dolls called ‘Worry Dolls.’ The children of Guatemala tell one worry to each doll and place it under their pillow at night. In the morning their troubles are gone!
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 showing a ceremonial huipil and a huipil from Tactic and telling the meanings of the patterns on them.
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.
This is JoAnn Paulsen at the Ixchel Museum of Indigenous Dress in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
A tradtional Guatemalan family cooking Pepian and making tortillas.
Guatemalan Woman Showing Huipils