Lidia Lopez showing a ceremonial huipil and a huipil from Tactic and telling the meanings of the patterns on them.
Lidia Lopez is an expert in backstrap loom weaving. Here she is showing the different patterns used on huipils from the different villages around Guatemala.
Lidia Lopez describing the meanings of the patterns on a huipil from Patzicia, Guatemala.
Guatemalan Woman Showing Huipils
Guatemalan women wearing traditional clothing celebrating Holy Week.
This woman is wearing a traditional style huipil and showing off her freshly baked pineapple upside down cake.
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 Guatemalan woman and her daughters are all dressed in traditional clothing.
The Guatemalan woman in this photo is weaving on a backstrap loom, just as her Mayan ancestors have done for centuries.
Huipils and textiles made by Mayan women in Guatemala are handmade. The thread is made by cleaning and spinning cotton.