Holy Week Carpets Inside the Museum of Colonial Art

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As I mentioned yesterday, the pandemic has changed how the Semana Santa and other festivities are observed in Guatemala. One of those things is the ephemeral processional carpet, normally created out on the streets, often finishing the design just minutes the procession arrives; nowadays, these processional carpets are being made inside museums and galleries, inside churches and wherever there’s space to have them on display for much longer than minutes. Today I share one of those processional carpets that you can find inside the Museo de Arte Colonial, on 5a calle oriente, right across from the former cathedral building.

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