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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 …




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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 …




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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 …




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Colorful Mayan Huipil






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




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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 …




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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 …




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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.







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Three Generations






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




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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 …