Giant Kite and Guatemalan idiosyncrasy

Giant Kite and Guatemalan idiosyncrasy

This picture is like a summary of the Guatemalan Idiosyncrasy. First we have the giant kite with all the Mayan motifs, which for a long time represented the pagan rituals as the dominant catholic church used to call them. Anything that represented non-christian religious rituals was denigrated and prosecuted under the pagan label; infidels other religion would say. So, there you see the Mayan motifs and Mayan religious connotations behind the meaning of the giant kite and its flying with evangelical message “Joeva es mi pastor” (Jehova is my pastor) encircling a Guatemalan volcano and its sun setting vista. Then you have as toppings the clothes of the father and sun, probably acquired from a paca store. Paca means second or third hand clothes from the U.S. sold to Latin America in big pallets (there was recently in GuateCiy an artistic performance under the name of Guatepaca). The Señor Frogs and Sideout t-shirts, baseball caps, jeans and tennis shoes are very representative of how a large number of Guatemalan dress.

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