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A Textile Traveler's Guide to Guatemala
A Textile Traveler's Guide to Guatemala

A Textile Traveler's Guide to Guatemala


132 Pages, 7 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $33.95)

Publication Date: April 2019

ISBN 9781732352841

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

Thrums Books (Apr 2019)


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An essential volume for armchair travelers or for those seeking an authentic cultural experience in this textile-rich Central American country

The vibrant character of Guatemala is most visible in its handwoven textiles, which are still in everyday use and readily available in native markets all over the country. A Textile Traveler's Guide to Guatemala is an excellent resource for discovering artisans, markets, shops, and those storied regional textile traditions. Geared to independent-minded travelers, this guide presents the safest and most accessible methods of travel, where and when to go, where to stay, and what to eat. Expert advice helps the traveler know what to look for, how to distinguish high-quality work, and how to bargain intelligently and ethically. With abundant photographs, this guide celebrates the color, joy, and energy of folklife in Guatemala.


"A unique guide book serves as a wonderful resource of not only what museums to visit, but discovering the artisans, shops and markets that are dedicated to textile traditions... She provides information regarding market days, the patron saint, and the date of the annual celebration... nearly every page jumps out at you with stunning, vibrant photography." —Rebeca Schiller, editor, Hand/Eye magazine

Author Biography

Deborah Chandler is the creator and director of Weaving Futures, where she has had the pleasure and honor of working with many Mayan weavers. She leads cultural tours to communities in the Guatemalan Highlands, with a focus on indigenous artisans and their work. She is the author of Learning to Weave and Traditional Weavers of Guatemala. She lives in Guatemala City.