Antigua Guatemalan Water Jar

Rudy Giron: Instagrams &emdash; Antique Guatemalan Water Jar

Here’s your Guatemalan Spanish word for the day: Tinaja or water jar.

They don’t make things like they used. Take this over hundred years old tinaja for example, and look at the beautiful craftsmanship and details. This was a water jar which was supposed to be kept on the dirt floor on a dark corner, yet the artisans that built them chose to make them beautiful and strong.

I believe people used to build things for a lifetime while now that marked dictates that many things should last between three and five years in the best case scenario. Don’t agree?

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