Here’s the follow-up photo to yesterday’s rear view mirror vista. In this picture, you can appreciate the different cortes worn by the indigenous women of Guatemala. These cortes are not the usual indigenous dresses you find around La Antigua Guatemala. I am not sure where they are from exactly, but for sure, the different styles are from the high lands of Guatemala.
I am amazed and speechless whenever I realized the importance that the traje indígena, the native Guatemalan clothes, represents for the identity and culture of Guatemala and its people. These brave and resilient women are the last anchor of culture and identity for a country that everyday looks like more of the same. These courageous women show us other ways of being human.
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