Sunday, October 25, 2009

Gladis gets new traditionall clothes!

Gladis , one of our sponsored students was so thrilled to receive new traditional clothing from her sponsors, Molly and Ana.

Giving the gift of traditional clothing not only keeps the Mayan traditions alive, it also provides work for the weavers. These clothes are usually made in small cottage industries. They are sold at markets.

The Mayan people have a lot of pride in their traditions, their weavings and embroideries.

Unfortunately, the cost of it now makes it very difficult for families to be able to afford to continue dressing their daughters in cortes and guipils.

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