Women Weavers of Guatemala Curated by: Koshari
Guatemalan weavings are rich in tradition, a skill that is often passed down from one generation to the next. This collection features the beautiful wall hangings of Mirian Otzin and the women of the Nu'Kem Association of Textile Artisans. From Mirian, "I love this art because it represents my past and my present. Through our weaves we communicate our cultural values." And from the Nu'Kem Association, "Nu'Kem Association of Textile Artisans is a dream come true for 12 women seeking to find a better life as well as dignified wages with which to contribute to their respective family's well being. It began in the year 2000, when there was a project in their region offering a credit program to finance the purchase of threads. However, individuals could not apply for this program so the 12 got together and formed Nu'Kem, which in the Q?echi Maya language means "My Loom."
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I love world cultures, art, archaeology, ancient history and anything ethnic and tribal. I'm an advocate for human rights and the environment. I'm a 3D content creator in various virtual worlds. I love curating for Novica! It's a balancing act to add interesting and complimentary images from the mood gallery without taking away from, or overpowering the products ... it can be a challenge but one that I thoroughly love doing. There are so many great artisans to try to represent, I hope to eventually include all of them in my gallery.
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