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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 …

Cucurucho Handicrafts by Rudy Girón

Cucurucho Handicrafts

The fear of photography is real in Antigua Guatemala. More often I am finding signs which prohibit photography. That’s kind of ironic …


Guatemalan Ceramic Owls

The traditional ceramic owls in La Antigua Guatemala are yellow, orange and brown as I have show you before, but more recently …


Wooden Fruit Handicrafts

With today’s entry we finish the handicrafts from around Antigua Guatemala series. Yes, I bet many of you don’t know we were …


Colorful and Tiny Nativity Scenes

Don’t you wish you can have one these adorable Guatemalan nacimientos (nativity scenes) in your own home for the next Christmas? In …


Metal Figurines

Metal handicrafts are also very popular so there are plenty of artisans around Antigua Guatemala that work with metal. Often you will …


Tuk Tuk Toy

Believe it or not, the tuk tuk motorcycles which are used as short-run taxis, tourist police patrols units and grocery delivery vehicles …


El Carmen Handicrafts Market

Visiting the El Carmen ruins folkart market is among the top things people do on the weekends and holidays in La Antigua …


Escaping to Another Era

Michele Woodey already so eloquently described the emotions La Antigua’s ruins evoke. In her Antigua Abstracted #3 post she wrote: “These are places …


Guatemalan Chinchines or Sonajas

The sonajas or maracas take on a different name in Guatemala, they are called chinchines; an onomatopoeia (onomatopeya in Spanish). Generally, Guatemalan …


Harmony in Chaos

Guatemalan textiles is all the proof that you need that there’s harmony in chaos; don’t you think?