Thursday, June 3, 2010

Mayan Weaver at the Market


Today's farmers' market had some light rain, but some people still turned out to shop. The market manager wrote up a nice preview for the local paper, including this tidbit:
Special this week: Katja Grace will bring her friend, Albertina López Húmez, a Mayan weaver from the town of Santa Catarina on Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. Albertina will demonstrate Mayan back-strap weaving and show her work, along with that of other Mayan craftspeople featured in Katja's "Tomorrow's Traditions" fair trade business.
According to the resident vendor, Katja, this woman will be going back to Guatemala before next week, even though her home has been "wiped out" by the flooding down there. I wish her well.

3 comments:

Dina said...

Beautiful--the woman, her motion, her clothes, her work.

Poor Guatemala right now.

USelaine said...

Dina, the pictures of that downtown sinkhole have astonished everyone, but the widespread flooding must have been tremendous. Yet here she is, smiling.

Petrea said...

Amazing work. I hope she sold a lot.

I'd go home, too. After all, it's home.