Archive for the ‘Clothing’ Category

Llano del Pinal families visiting central park

Friday, December 25th, 2015

Llano del pinal families visiting central park by José Moreno

In llano del pinal are living mayan families like this, every celebration like “Virgen del Rosario”, “Semana Santa” “Dia de Muertos” they visit the central park with all their family.

Guatemalan Chefs

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Guatemalan Chefs by José MorenoMy friends Cecilia and Jessica, vegetarian cooks with different clothing but the same experience.


Nenes típicos

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
Nenes típicos -Photo by José Moreno-

Nenes típicos -Photo by José Moreno-

According to our research these outfits are used by indigenous people in Quetzaltenango for ceremonial purposes and they can come to cost up to Q5000.00!!! If you know the specific name of each garment feel free to comment so we can all learn some more!!!

Text Translate: Nadia Peláez


Friday, September 27th, 2013

"Pacas" by José Moreno

“Paca” so called to places that sell second hand clothes, it really is very good clothes you just have to find a good place with good clothes and very cheap.

“Paca” así se le llama a los lugares que venden ropa de segunda mano, realmente es muy buena la ropa solo tienes que encontrar un buen lugar con buena ropa y muy barata.

Colorful Guatemalan Textiles

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

Colorful Guatemalan Textiles by José Moreno

Another shot of the beautiful colors in Guatemalan textiles, would not you love?

Otra foto de los hermosos colores en los textiles guatemaltecos, ¿acaso no te enamoran?

Colorful textiles

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Colorful textiles by José Moreno

I love to find in many places in Xela this large amount of colors in textiles.

Me encanta encontrar en muchos lugares de Xela esta gran cantidad de colores en los textiles.

Güipil Weaver

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Güipil Weaver by José Moreno


This is the machine that is woven Güipil of Quetzaltenango and a nice model.

Esta es la máquina con la que se teje el Güipil de Quetzaltenango y una linda modelo.

Xela under 0 ° F and the countdown

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Very very cold by José Moreno


The past few days have been in very cold Xela, many under 0, but you do not know but the temperatures drop much more for days to -8 ° F in January so if you live in Xela has to be with a lot of clothes and drink always hot.

Certainly few days left for the end of the world (according to the Mayans) we are in the countdown, what do you think of this?

Los días pasados en xela han estado muy frios, muchos bajo 0, aunque usted no lo sepa pero las temperaturas bajan mucho más para los días de enero hasta -8 °F así que si vive en xela tiene que estar con mucha ropa y tomar algo caliente siempre.

Por cierto faltan pocos días para el fín del mundo (Según Los Mayas) estamos en la cuenta regresiva, ¿que piensas de esto?

Guatemalan Full Color

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Guatemalan Full Color by José Moreno

I love this photo and so many colors, did you bring any ideas or thoughts?

Me encanta esta foto y sus colores tan variados, ¿le trae alguna idea o pensamiento?

3rd Quinceañera?

Friday, August 10th, 2012

3rd Quinceañera? by Luna McCarthy

I just had my 45th birthday and it got me thinking. Quinceañeras are awesome and I want one. Being a foreigner, I missed out on all the fun, of course. Would it be possible to have a faux-Quinceañera? Or the third anniversary of a Quinceañera?? I really just want the dress.

Fashion Friday!! tilde!

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Snazzy Shoes by Luna McCarthy

I posted about the fabulous boutique tilde when they opened last year, The Hip Place to Be!. As today is Fashion Friday, I thought I would provide some photos of the amazing new stock available in the store right now. Stop in to see them and peruse the inventory or eat some fabulous food. They also show movies every Monday night. You can find all their information (hours, address, etc.) on their Facebook page here: tilde.

Lazy Morning

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Lazy Morning by Sergio Dominguez

Still dressed for sleep in this cold season, it feels great to be under the warm sunlight after a rainy night. Waiting for the news paper to come, I sit and see people passing by, and eventually bark at the roof cats. Like my shirt?

Post by Guest Contributor Sergio Dominguez

The Hip Place to Be!

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Tilde1 by Luna McCarthy

Xela has a few new businesses opening up around town lately, one of which is Tilde, Urban Boutique. This place is filled to the brim with coolness…from everything from the funky, hip (and often handmade) clothing to the art on the walls, to the delicioso wraps and beverages (yum), not to mention super stylish accessories for both guys and girls. The owner Dorit L’Beat, has utilized not only her own terrific sense of global style but working with many, many different artisans, has combined all that is hip and cool and groovy, in Xela and around the world, in one store! Located right behind the Muni building in the historic centre, it’s easy to find and SO worth a look, listen and taste! Find out more about Tilde at their Facebook page: Tilde Boutique Urbana

Cinderella for a Day

Friday, July 1st, 2011

What a lovely tradition to celebrate a girl’s fifteenth birthday with a beautiful dress, a party and all of her family and friends surrounding her!! Akin to the Sweet Sixteen parties or debutant balls of the United States, the Quinceañera is a formal announcement of a girl’s transition in to young adulthood; the process of becoming a woman. Party and formalities aside, the dresses alone make every girl look forward to this special night!

Does Anyone Know Where I Can Get a Hat?

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Gorros by Luna McCarthy

Ball caps are super popular here and at times you will even see women in full traje wearing a ball cap to shelter their eyes from the sun!