Country: Guatemala   /   Village: San Rafael Petzal
Ethnic Group: Maya   /   Feature: Portraits


Many villages struggle to balance traditional customs with those of a rapidly encroaching western culture. In most communities men have abandoned the hand-woven traditional dress for the cheap, manufactured western wear. This boy from Petzal in hand-woven shirt and baseball cap is a perfect example of the conflicting forces changing the landscape of Guatemala's Altiplano.

ID # guatepetzal11
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