Dividing this latest post into two because of the number of photos.

At the time of the conquest, Santiago Atitlan was the capital of the Tz’utujil empire. The Tz’utujil dress in more elaborately decorated clothing than anywhere else I’ve seen in Guatemala.  Here are a few examples.

The shawls over their shoulders can be used for carrying groceries, carrying babies on their back, or keeping themselves warm.