The Making of Traditional Weavers of Guatemala: Their Stories, Their Lives

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A special, behind-the-scenes look from author Deborah Chandler: “Making” is such an all-encompassing word, a good word for the discovery, research, and creation processes that led to the birth of Traditional Weavers of Guatemala. It truly was a privilege and an honor, and equally, an adventure at every level. Their Stories I confess that some […]

Traditional Weavers of Guatemala: Meet The Authors

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Learning to Weave I first knew Deborah Chandler in about 1976 when she and her former husband were running a yarn shop in Boulder, Colorado, and I was publishing a magazine for handweavers. I had never seen a word she had written, but somehow there was that spark, and I invited her to write a […]

On The Road, Again—In Guatemala

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Linda wrote the post below over two years ago, after she and photographer Joe Coca had returned from a photo shoot for Traditional Weavers of Guatemala: Their Stories, Their Lives by Deborah Chandler and Teresa Cordón. We thought it would be fun to have a look  back at those behind-the-scenes photographs of Joe at work, but this […]

Folk Art Fun

Around the World Last weekend I reminisced with a weaver of wild silk about her hometown in the highlands of Madagascar. I learned about modesty aprons from a Vietnamese embroidery artist. And I wandered amidst Mexican sculptors, Tuareg jewelry artists, Rwandan basketmakers, Uzbekistani ceramists, and weavers from Mexico, Laos, Guatemala, East Timor, Taiwan, and Paraguay. […]

Guatemala Visited

I’ve been back from a couple of weeks in Guatemala, working with Joe Coca on a photo shoot for a book that Deborah Chandler and Teré Cordón are writing. I’ve ransacked my shelves and stacks of books, looking for a slim volume published in 1946 titled Guatemala Visited. The author was Mary Meigs Atwater, who is credited […]

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