Naif Store Textiles

Naif Store Textiles


My name is Veronica, I am originally from
San Antonio Aguas Calientes which is eightkilometers from Antigua, which belongs to Sacatepéquez is the only indigenous town that belongs here to the city. Let’s say that tradition that our ancestors have taught us little by little how to workthe craftsmanship of our department. For example, the function of the sword is
to crush the thread that is forming the fabric and forming the drawing, these are jobs that have between three to four months of work. We use the cotton thread that when you wear it and wash it there is no problem, you can use it several times. It is a great pride to be indigenous, there are indigenous people in different countries too but there are not as here in our Guatemala,
that there are more than 360 typical costumes and each fabric, or each typical costume has
a meaning and also depends on the quality of the fabrics that they are made. At present there are already machines that
do this, but they will never take away that gift from us of realizing our thing. Many European people from other countries
admire us, for our artisans that we really do. The importance is that we still we follow
those customs and the traditions of our fabrics, there are people that give the enhancement
and the value to the craftsmanship and to the indigenous people. I love it, it’s like how to tell you,
for example, you open a book you like, read see the story so are we with our textiles for example I do the jobs that you don’t find them in the markets because people now
normally don’t want to knit for example my children I have taught them during sometimes they have to untie the thread or they have to make the skeins of
yarn also because on this basis one carries the food to the house the expenses and all
this is a source of income more than anything to all God has given us a gift only that different
way and at least since I have always been with my typical since Iwas young I have traveled
through Central America always showing textiles as you can see, people who come from elsewhere,
they admire to see this The importance of all this
is that our ancestors have left us this the textile and God has given us a gift so let’s say that we make this known and this
goes down generation after generation I teach my children my children are going to teach
their children.

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