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Maya Ixil Identity

Textiles

Textiles

One of the sources of income along with agriculture are the textiles made by the maya Ixil women

Coffee

Coffee

Textiles

Textiles

The fabrics are made in waist loom

Weaving

Weaving

The weaving technique used allows to obtain dense textiles of high durability

Textiles

Textiles

In the textiles different figures and symbols typical of the region are shown

Textiles

Textiles

Typical fabrics are a living reflection of the Mayan Ixil identity

Washing in the river

Washing in the river

Doing laundry in a stream is a very usual activity

Laundry

Laundry

Women carrying their laundry clothes.

Maya Ixil agriculture

Maya Ixil agriculture

Laundry

Laundry

The most modern laundry places are nothing more than pumped stream water inside an open, concrete shelter.

Maya Ixil Agriculture

Maya Ixil Agriculture

Textiles

Textiles

The fabrics have great color and original embroidery.

Textiles

Textiles

Textiles can last for a 100 years and be handed down to others

Agriculture

Agriculture

The inhabitants of the region plant corn, beans, squash, potatoes and some fruits

Typical food

Typical food

Traditional clothes

Traditional clothes

Women and girls are used to wear their traditional clothes

Food

Food

Weaving materials

Weaving materials

The most traditionally used fabrics are wool and cotton

Textiles

Textiles

The symbols used have meanings and every generation can invent their own symbols and patterns

Back strap weaving

Back strap weaving

Corn

Corn

One of the most important food resource

Boxbol

Boxbol

A delicious traditional dish

Kids

Kids

Traditional food

Traditional food

Coffee

Coffee

Coffee is one of the main agriculture products

New soccer balls

New soccer balls

Weaving

Weaving

They use the weaving techniques to create a great variety of products

Coffee

Coffee

Coffee selection

Coffee

Coffee

Maya spiritual guides

Maya spiritual guides

The Ixil Community has maintained a lot their traditional culture free from influences

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Mayan numbers

Mayan numbers

Most Ixil people still speak the Ixil language as their first language and many still do not speak Spanish.

Weaving materials

Weaving materials

Waist loom

Waist loom

Bracelets

Bracelets

Women make bracelets using finger weaving

Traditional food

Traditional food

The memory keeper and his wife

The memory keeper and his wife

The memory keeper wrote a book telling his legends and stories of the Maya Ixil

Textiles

Textiles

Students and education

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Chess club
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Contact

Guatemala:

English or Spanish

Antonio Laynez

antoniolaynez26@gmail.com

USA: Janet Bourque
Janet.amachajul@gmail.com

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