Mujeres Maya, Guatemala

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Mujeres Maya (Mayan Women) Kaqchiqoel of Santa Caterina de Barahona is a cooperative weaving business whose members create amazing hand weavings by using the traditional weaving techniques handed down to them by their grandmothers. The Mujeres Maya received a micro-loan from our partner FIDESMA in Guatemala to start their business. Today they have a stall in the major tourist city of Antigua, where they sell their goods.

Maria using the hand loom

Maria using the hand loom

Santa Caterina de Barahona

Santa Caterina de Barahona

Table cloth with Quetzal

Table cloth with Quetzal

Traditional hand loom

Traditional hand loom

Huipil: traditional indigenous garment

Huipil: traditional indigenous garment

Christmas table runner

Christmas table runner

Table cloths

Table cloths

Dios de Maiz, Corn God

Dios de Maiz, Corn God

Detail of a huipil

Detail of a huipil

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Isabel demonstrates how the threads are counted for the hand-loom.

Isabel demonstrates how the threads are counted for the hand-loom.

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