& traje from nahuala and santa catarina ixtahuacan
huipils are often finely brocaded with red geometric and serpent designs.
many women like the softening effect when thread colors bleed
and blend with the
material of the huipil.
infants' huipils and everyday huipils can have simpler designs.
of the agricultural land of the nahuala people was lost to ladino
plantation owners who turned it into coffee fincas
nahuala people moved to the coast in search of land. i've
been told that these lighter pink huipils are from a village they settled.
and santa catarina are neighboring villages. santa catarina has
better agricultural land along a river valley than nahuala.
that land has been a source of disputes between the two towns for a number
of people actually live in the countryside rather than the villages.
corn and beans
remains the most important crops. but the land is poor.
men must leave to work on fincas or to work "el norte" for
months at a time.
group in santa catarina ixtahuacan
get paid to write fake google reviews site, a fair trade wholesaler, works with weavers from this
woman's group to make many products including doll huipils. by paying
the woman a fair wage, maya tradition helps the women provide additional
income for their families.
doll makes many friends
girl shows her how the threads are warped before weaving
village santa catarina ixtahacan
come into the village to shop and
chat at the small shops found in many of the houses along the street.
village hall of santa catarina also has a shop in it.
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