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.
A tradtional Guatemalan family cooking Pepian and making tortillas.
This is JoAnn Paulsen at the Ixchel Museum of Indigenous Dress in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
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.
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.