Slideshow: The Mystical World of the Mayan Weavers of Guatemala
"Guatemala has the biggest textile heritage in the world," said MARIAS founder Alida Boer at the Young Professional of the Americas' (YPA) event Q'ab'aj (Hands): The Mystical World of the Mayan Weavers of Guatemala on May 17. The panel, including Creative Director Edgar Navarro, Fashion Editor Mayte Allende, and two Guatemalan artisans of MARIAS, Indri Paola and José Isaias, discussed the intersection between social entrepreneurship, design, and the preservation of ancestral Guatemalan craftsmanship.
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Photos by Roey Yohai Photography.