The indigenous culture of the Americas still has its DNA preserved in today's handicrafts, which, from raw materials to artisanal craftsmanship, shine with splendid ancient origins dating back to the pre-Hispanic era.
Guatemala attracts global adventurers with the natural beauty of its diverse landscape. And for travelers who love art and history, there are unique architecture, exquisite handicrafts, and well-preserved cultural heritage characterized by their indigenous roots with a strong influence from Spain.
To the ancestors of the Maya, Inca, and Aztec, weaving was extremely important and highly valued - almost every woman wove, and textiles were once used as currency. Among them, Inca weavers were considered the most accomplished. They usually wove on backstrap looms, a heritage which has been passed down through generations and still lives today.