We continue the color tour around Antigua with something simple and utilitarian like kitchen gloves. I am sure Meg would love a pair of these since she loves textiles. Here you get to see how the Indigenous people can have such wide palette of colors and yet the whole piece be harmony. Also, you can see Indigenous motives: the bird looking shape represent the Quetzal, Guatemala’s national bird and the name of the currency. It is common belief that Quetzals can not live in captivity; thus they represent freedom.
I hope you are enjoying the color trip. We are raising the intensity of the colors. Tomorrow there will be a close-up shot of textile patterns and threads.