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Textile Museum is “must see” in Antigua

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Maya Field Workshops Report #3 –

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Excellent demonstration of Maya backstrap textile weaving at Museo Casa del Tijido, managed by indigenous Maya in Antigua.

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Expert weaver, Adelita gives a hug to Vicki who just bought an awesome bedspread textile along with pillows.

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Armead “Chinky” Johnson asks the textile museum curator to explain the unique types of looms on display at the Museo Casa del Tijido.

El Fuego Volcano Blows Smoke Ring

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Maya Field Workshop – Report #2 

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Nine miles to the west of Antigua, “Fuego” is famous for being almost constantly active at a low level. That’s Fuego on the left with an eruption in progress rising and Acatenango on the right.  This was shot from the rooftop garden of our hotel, El Meson de Antigua.

Maya Field Workshop begins in Antigua

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Report #1 – Vicki and I have arrived in Antigua, Guatemala at the beginning of our awesome journey to the iconic Maya sites of Copan, Honduras and Quirigua, Guatemala. Many of our Mayanists friends are here and enjoying the beauty of Antigua before trekking to Honduras. Ann Stuart and brother, David Stuart are here as our hosts for the Maya Field Workshops. I’ll be posting pix and video between now and March 20.

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Susan Dutcher and Erica Raven greet us in Antigua’s Parque Central.

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John and Vicki at La Fonda Restaurant for postre and espresso. Thanks to Susan Dutcher for the pix.

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