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The Textile Transaction






Here, take a closer look, I am selling you the encapsulated colours of the eternal Spring. Winter is coming, you will need …




Mayan Textiles and Smartphones






The sight of smartphones next the Mayan textiles is quite common now in Antigua Guatemala. For better or worse, Mayas taking selfies …




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 …




Colorful Mayan Huipil






Let’s do an observation experiment. What things do you find interesting in the picture above?




Colorful Guatemalan Purse






Rich colors, patterns and textures are what one gets when buying a piece of Guatemalan textiles. A good example of this statement …




Eternal Spring Guatemalan Colors






As we have mentioned before, if you’re planning a visit to Guatemala, make sure you pack your sunglasses if you don’t want …




Guatemalan Culture and History Through Textiles






The Maya were among the most prominent story tellers. The Maya ‘wrote’ just about everything. I am sure that if the ancient Maya scribblers had access to Twitter and Facebook, they would have had busy timelimes; heck they would have used aggregators to fill their lifestream with every imaginable media.







Three Generations






Resistance through culture; culture through textiles; textiles as heritage; heritage as identity; identity as resistance. What do you think?




Guatemalan Style Backpack






Guatemala has some of the best textiles you can find in the world. If you come to La Antigua Guatemala, you can …