Lidia Lopez is a Mayan woman from Guatemala. In this video, she is describing each huipil and telling what the symbols mean and where it came from. She has a huipil from Tactic and a ceremonial huipil used for weddings and special occasions. The symbols used on Huipils today are the same symbols that have been used for centuries and they can tell a lot about where the huipil is from.
Guatemalan people celebrating ‘Feria de Panajachel,’ a festival held every October.
Feria Panajachel takes over the town every October to celebrat Saint Francis of Assisi.
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.
Guatemalan Woman Showing Huipils
Huipils and textiles made by Mayan women in Guatemala are handmade. The thread is made by cleaning and spinning cotton.