Posts Tagged ‘culture’

Donor Spotlight: Victor Morales

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Guys, this rocks. No really, it’s a blog post about rocks! Well, kinda…

Victor Morales

Victor Morales in front of his jewelry gallery, MAYA

We are so happy to announce a new partnership with Victor Morales, owner of the jewelry gallery known as MAYA. Victor recently moved MAYA to Cincinnati after many successful years in Boston working with handmade jewelry by Native American, Mayan, and Mexican artists. Now he’s decided to donate a portion of his proceeds to CoEd! During the month of November a portion of all sales at MAYA will be set aside for CoEd—with the goal of raising $10,000 for children in Guatemala! The gallery is located on Ludlow Avenue in Clifton, right across from the Esquire Theatre. So stop by MAYA (or shop online) and take a look at the unique pieces offered there. It’s the perfect opportunity to buy a special holiday gift that will also help students in need!

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5 Guatemalan Festivals You Just Can’t Miss

Friday, September 16th, 2016

One of the reasons we travel is to experience different cultures, change our perspectives, and—hopefully—learn. Today we’re here to ask you: What better way to do that than party with the locals? That’s right, PARTY! Guatemala is absolutely rich with cultural celebrations, which inspired us to put together this list of

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Friday Photo Fiesta: Guatemalan Weaving

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Friday Photo Fiesta is back, y’all! Exciting stuff, we know.

Guatemala is known for its colorful and intricate fabrics and weavings. It is indeed rare to find a traveler to Guatemala who can resist the allure of a brightly colored textile (or twenty). Just look at our office (spoiler alert: our walls are covered in textiles)!

The process itself is insanely elaborate–and beautiful, just like the finished product! Check it out…

thread shop

Small vendors in the market sell thread for women who weave while at home either for personal use or to sell in the market.

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A double dying process allows weavers to create patterns in the weaving based on the spacing of the color blocks.


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