Monday, July 21, 2008

Mayan People, indigenous crafts Guatemala

Here area more photographs from Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala. In this indigenous community in the mountains there are many people who still make and sell traditional crafts. In this region of Guatemala there is the highest population per capita of indigenous people. In Santiago the men still wear their traditional Mayan clothing, a rarity in other parts of Guatemala.

A Mayan man in traditional Mayan clothing. This consists of the short woven pants, a shirt, and a woven, embroidered belt.

Mayan crafts for sale

Painting by local artists in Santiago, Guatemala of the Lake Atitlan

Hand embroidered fabrics done by the Mayan women. They use lots of bird patterns.

More hand embroidered fabrics

An indigenous Mayan man on a traditional lake boat in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

The road leading to the market in Santiago, Guatemala.

Quarter candy machines in Guatemala

Photo of traditional hand-made Guatemalan boats

A Mayan woman embroidering a shirt for sale in her shop

4 comments:

Onno said...

Wow, This a grate please and lovely photographs. Undoubtedly the most colorfully costumed people in the Americas are the Highland Maya of Guatemala. This blog is so helpful. Congrats!

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