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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 …




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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 …




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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 …




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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 …




Bird’s Eye View of Nim Pot






Nim Pot is another business that has turned into a landmark of Antigua Guatemala. I believe I have shown some handicrafts from …