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Metal crafts artisan at work

Have I mentioned that there are hundreds of artisans living and working out the villages of Antigua Guatemala. I know in the …

The Butterfly Makers

We continue with our entrepreneurial series with the metal artisans in San Gaspar Vivar. At this shop the blacksmiths and artisans make …

Guatemalan Colors and Smiles

Today I share with you a candid portrait of Ruth, one of the vendors that offers colourful hand-woven Mayan textiles from the …

The Handmade Economy — Textiles

In a world where automation and factory automated assembly lines are the goals, Guatemala still prides and encourages the handmade economy. Even …

all I need is a window, satchels and I'm ready © Rudy Giron

Open For Business

Here’s your Guatemalan Spanish word of the day: Morral or satchel or tote bag. All I need is a window, some satchels …

Wood Carving Artisan’s Bench

Today we see the work another wood artist, a wood carving artisan from Antigua Guatemala. Still surprises me how open and friendly …

Cohetes de Guatemala Poster

Who would have thought that the labels for Guatemalan firecrackers would make a good poster. Have you ever bought any of these …

Angels and Saints for Sale

Back in May 2008 I shared the first of photo of this old man from the high lands of Guatemala who comes …

Guatemalan Maya Nacimientos

As I have shared with you before, during early December, in Guatemala people begin putting up their Nacimientos (Nativity Scenes); a tradition …

Window Irom Crate

I am always amazed with the high quality of craftsmanship found the ironworks in Antigua Guatemala. Another art discipline where Guatemalan excel …