This morning we were privileged to observe a family reunion. Ellie, a foster daughter of Patty, one of our group members, was raised in the U.S. from a young age. This morning she was reunited with her biological mother and siblings. It was a joyous moment for the entire family. So beautiful!
After breakfast, Georgia and I headed off to La Fuentes, where Vivien said we could find older textiles. And, oh yes, we surely did. The entire enormous patio of the colonial building was carpeted with huipiles and other gorgeous textiles.
After a refreshing cup of cocoa which we mixed ourselves from chocolate paste and water, we headed for the big arch. Many shops in the vicinity sell handicrafts.
We found one shop, Nim Pot, where huipiles labeled from every region in Guatemala hang from the walls.
They use molds to help keep the colors in place and
We took photos and compared results. Rudy took this photo also, but his was vertical and much better, as the verticality emphasized the height of the cathedral.
and this one to add to my collection of foot photos from around the world. The Mayan women seem to take off their shoes whenever possible. I felt like doing the same at the end of the day.
Drinks on the terrace at La Serena gave us a chance to be with the entire group of fifteen for the first time and a magnificent view of the town.
Tomorrow we’re off to the textile museum in Guatemala City.