Each year Guatemala’s Kite Festival honors the dead with handmade kites traditonally made and flown by men. This year, a group of women are changing that.
In Guatemala’s San Juan La Laguna community, women are championed by women-only association of weavers like Casa Flor Ixcaco.
In Mayan communities outside of Antigua, Guatemala there are groups of women fighting to preserve the tradition of Mayan weaving.
The indigenous women of Guatemala uphold the tradition and beauty of weaving, while also finding independence and financial security.