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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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