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!
Women in Guatemala begin weaving by creating a ‘warp’ out of yarn. They wind the yarn around pegs on a warping board, crossing the strings in the middle to create a striped pattern. The warp is then attached to the bars of the loom and they are ready to begin the weaving process.
Lidia Lopez teaching visitors how to set up and weave on a backstrap loom.
Lidia Lopez and her family demonstrate cooking a traditional Guatemalan meal called Pepian (also spelled Pipian.)
The Guatemalan woman in this photo is weaving on a backstrap loom, just as her Mayan ancestors have done for centuries.
Guatemalan families often incorporate corn into their meals in the form of tortillas.
Guatemalan people celebrating ‘Feria de Panajachel,’ a festival held every October.