Monday, October 13, 2008

Mural: Women in Guatemala

There are two large murals upstairs at a popular Antigua restaurant called Dona Luisa Xiconcatl: one dedicated to the women of Guatemala, and the other to the men. Today I wanted to showcase the mural of women.

Notice all the tasks and scenes associated with femininity in Guatemala, with the centerpiece being weaving with the backstrap loom. Others include making tortillas, buying and selling produce in the market, giving birth and assisting with birth, remembering the villages that were massacred during the civil war; dedicating children to the earth and to their God; participating in technology and sciences; cultivating plants and raising children; taking part in ceremonies; and holding hope for the future.

I like the woman at the top center, who's made up the parts of the landscape: forest, village, mountain, and river.


Crazy Times Candle & Bath Co. said...

wow that is beautiful. Great blog.

piggy said...

Thanks for sharing the Mural.. It's beautiful! I am sure there is alot to the history of such a beautiful piece.

Tara Ross Studios said...

these murals are wonderful!