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07-25-2016 | Arts & Culture
Yabal

INCORPORATING ANCIENT MAYAN TECHNIQUES IN THE MODERN WORLD

Quetzaltenango, Guatemala – Mayan women artisans are taking advantage of modern technology and sustainable design trends to bring their products directly to Western consumers. More than 50 women artisans in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala have partnered with the local Fair Trade organization, Y'abal, to share their ancient weaving traditions (Y'abal, meaning "hope" in the k'iche' language was the word chosen by the women weavers). They use their colorful woven fabrics to create a