Country: Guatemala   /   Village: Santiago Chimaltenango
Ethnic Group: Maya   /   Feature: Markets

Caption:

Two young women watch a friend descend through a cornfield planted on a steep pitch next to the road. Any undeveloped scrap of land around the village is planted with something. 

The huipiles from this community are beautiful examples of  refined local weaving techniques . All the geometric patterns that cover the shoulders and upper back are woven, not embroidered.

ID # guatechimal9
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