I am truly convinced that Guatemalans can not do anything in a mild, neutral, gray manner. Guatemala is a country of extremes and there’s no middle ground here. So it comes as no surprise that everything has to have rich, saturated colors with wild patterns that under normal circumstances could not go well together, but somehow they do. One point in case are the textiles with some many colors, shapes, and textures that somehow manage to look awesomely well, especially while worn by Guatemalan women. Another good example are the colorful and kitsch paint jobs and decor of chicken buses, don’t you agree?
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