One of the most important decorations for the nacimientos is the pashte; also known as paxtle, paste, pastle, or simply heno, which is the neutral Spanish word. Pashte is translated into English as Spanish moss; go figures. You must revisit the nacimiento photo from December 8th to see how pashte is used for the Nativity scenes in Guatemala. Pashte is used as the carpet for the nacimientos as pine needles are used as carpets for the Guatemalan homes in the Christmas season.
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