The Slow Road
Two Women Wandering the World
We fell in love with the intricately hand-woven and hand-embroidered designs of traditional women's clothing in Guatemala.
Different regions---and, in some cases, different villages---have their own characteristic styles, which signal where someone is from.
Men's embroidered short pants from the early 1900s at a weaving museum in Santiago Atitlan
A traditional women's outfit at the weaving museum in Santiago Atitlan
A display of the kind of backstrap loom on which traditional textiles are still woven in parts of Guatemala
Our growing collection of Guatemalan textiles, all bought from the weavers, their relatives, or in their villages (to keep the money as local as possible)
Huipiles (traditional blouses) for sale in a shop in Panajachel on Lake Atitlan