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.
Lidia Lopez teaching visitors how to set up and weave on a backstrap loom.
This is JoAnn Paulsen at the Ixchel Museum of Indigenous Dress in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
This is Lidia Lopez, a native Mayan woman from Guatemala, showing some of the textiles she has woven on a backstrap loom.
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.
Guatemalan Woman Showing Huipils
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.
The Guatemalan women in this photo are wearing folded up ‘tzutes’ on their heads to shade their faces.