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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?