It was love at first sight.
The talented women of Guatemala’s indigenous communities simply wove their way into my heart. The brightly colored huipil they wore in daring combinations– which somehow just worked for them– and the endless variety available for sale called to me like a moth to a flame.
Surely in another universe I ended up blowing my entire budget right there in the marketplace.
And yet, in this reality at least, I remained strong and ended up with a few fabulous items that will be used often and cherished for years.
Here are some tips to shopping for Guatemala’s exquisite textiles…