Mujers Maya Kaqchiqoel of Santa Caterina de Barahona - Is
a cooperative weaving business with 10 members who 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 FIDSEMA in Guatemala about 5 years ago to start their
business. Today they have a stall in the major tourist city of Antigua
where they sell their goods on a daily basis. If you are interested
in purchasing any of these items please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org,
subject: Guatemalan Weaving.
Maria demonstrates how she uses the hand loom.
Santa Caterina de Barahona from the main road
demonstrates how the threads are counted for the hand-loom.
Table Cloth with the Quetzal the National bird of Guatemala
Guipil - Traditional Guatemalan shirt, worn by women on their
Detail of a table cloth
Detail of a Guipil
Panel showing the Marimbia musicians and the Quetzal
Table runner - Dios de Maiz
Corn God, Mayan Symbol