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La voz de la gente nativa
La voz de la gente nativa

By Trama Volunteer on Nov 24, 2022

Guatemala es realmente uno de los países más coloridos, gracias a la diversidad de culturas mayas, idiomas y, obviamente, a la gente, que mantiene vivas estas tradiciones ancestrales. Lisa, una voluntaria de...

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La Singularidad de Español Guatemalteco
La Singularidad de Español Guatemalteco

By Trama Volunteer on Sep 26, 2022

Junto con su cultura diversa, Guatemala tiene una rica herencia lingüística que ha creado varios dialectos e idiomas en el país. El español de Guatemala o español guatemalteco es único por derecho propio, fusionándose y evolucionando con los diversos idiomas y dialectos que residen en el país. 

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The Uniqueness of Español Guatemalteco
The Uniqueness of Español Guatemalteco

By Trama Volunteer on Sep 26, 2022

Along with its diverse culture Guatemala has a rich linguistic heritage that is devised of various dialects and languages in the country. Spanish in Guatemala or Español Guatemalteco is unique in its own right, merging and evolving with the various languages and dialects that reside in the country. 

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Guatemalan Independence Day!
Guatemalan Independence Day!

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Sep 13, 2022

Happy Independence Day! Each year Guatemalans are very passionate about celebrating their freedom and the city of Xela (Quetzaltenango) becomes alive with festivities.   

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Historias de Textile: El Huipil Guatemalteco
Historias de Textile: El Huipil Guatemalteco

By Trama Coordinator on Aug 29, 2022

Los huipiles tienen una historia profunda, transformándose y evolucionando con la comunidad indígena a través del tiempo. Una vez terminada, la obra de arte que a veces toma meses en realizarse, cuenta historias de las muchas comunidades indígenas que residen en Guatemala. 

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Textile Stories: The Guatemalan Huipil
Textile Stories: The Guatemalan Huipil

By Trama Volunteer on Aug 29, 2022

Huipiles have a deep history, transforming and evolving with Indigenous communities through time. When finished, the work of art that often takes months to make, tells a story of both individual and communal identity of the many Indigenous communities that reside in Guatemala. Here at Trama, we seek to share the importance of this evolving tradition in each huipil, and in each textile. 

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Addressing the Mental Health Crisis in Guatemala
Addressing the Mental Health Crisis in Guatemala

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Jun 25, 2022

A quick look into the current mental health crisis in Guatemala, including potential causes and upcoming solutions to the difficulties that the people of Guatemala face.

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Inspiring Mayan Women: Hear Their Stories
Inspiring Mayan Women: Hear Their Stories

By Coordinator - Volunteers on May 05, 2022

Rigoberta Menchú is probably one of the most inspiring Mayan women of Guatemala. She is an advocate for social justice and human rights of indigenous peoples in Guatemala and is internationally known for her...

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The 21st Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
The 21st Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

By Coordinator - Volunteers on May 05, 2022

From 25 April to 6 May 2022, the 21st Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (2022) will take place. The theme is “Indigenous peoples, business, autonomy and the human rights principles of due d...

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Mayan survivors of sexual violence celebrate the verdict
Maya survivors of sexual violence fight for justice

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Apr 08, 2022

On the 24th of January the High Risk Court in Guatemala sentenced five former members of the paramilitary Civil Self-Defense Patrols (PAC), armed groups recruited by Guatamala’s army, to 30 years imprisonmen...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Zella in Xela
Volunteer Spotlight: Zella in Xela

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Mar 24, 2022

In the last six months, my work with Trama Textiles has given me the most memorable experience of my life. When I arrived in September of 2021 I did not know how welcomed I would be, into a community not on...

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Meet our New Volunteer Lottie
Meet our New Volunteer Lottie

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Nov 01, 2021

Hello! My name is Lottie and I am so excited to be a new online volunteer for Trama Textiles. I have just graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in English Literature, and am now doing a masters in Printed Textiles for Fashion and Interiors at the University for the Creative Arts.

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