Traditional Wood Carving in Guatemala

Traditional Wood Carving in Guatemala
The group works with various types of wood found locally throughout Guatemala, but cedar is Rodrigo’s favorite. Tallando Tradiciones carves traditional nativity scenes of various shapes and sizes. Rodrigo enjoys the fact that he can paint the traditional dress of his people on his figures, helping to keep this tradition alive.
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Spanish American Sculpture in Guatemala

Guatemala has some of the finest wood sculptures in the world, certainly surpassing those of other Spanish American regions and many artists in Spain.
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Panic on Pacaya in Guatemala

Panic on Pacaya in Guatemala
Guatemala is particularly blessed by these immense conical peaks and dozens of them line up along the eastern edge of the Pacific coastal plain. Three of these cones are considered active: Santiaguito, Fuego and Pacaya, while others, like Atitlán, are considered semi-active due to the presence of steam-emitting fumaroles.
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Sailing Away in La Antigua Guatemala

Sailing Away  in  La Antigua Guatemala
In a workshop in land-locked La Antigua Guatemala, a mile above sea level, boat builders Jean Vayssier and Pierre Turlin, and their team of Guatemalan artisans, are handcrafting sailboats to exacting standards.
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The Mayan Weavers of Guatemala

The Mayan Weavers of Guatemala
Mayan Weavers is a group of four hardworking women from the Highlands of Guatemala who have over 100 years of combined experience. They work using both the back-strap loom and the foot pedal loom, depending on what they are weaving.
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Day Of The Dead, A Celebration in Guatemala

Day Of The Dead, A Celebration in Guatemala
November begins with one of Guatemala’s most colorful traditions, Day of the Dead, which is celebrated throughout the country in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints Day.
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Flying at the Top of a Mountain, A Zipline Adventure in La Antigua Guatemala

Flying at the Top of a Mountain, A Zipline Adventure in La Antigua Guatemala
What is the best place for a bird’s eye view of La Antigua Guatemala? Many people think it’s from the Cerro de la Cruz (Hill of the Cross), situated on a mountain north of the city.
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Ceramics of Lake Atitlán Guatemala

Ceramics of Lake Atitlán Guatemala
Cerámicas de Atitlán is an artisan group run by two brothers in a small town on the edge of Lake Atitlán Guatemala. Felipe and Francisco Peréz were trained at a young age by the famous Ken Edwards and since have built a business around their craft.
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