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SAN JUAN

San Juan La Laguna Boasting one of the best sandy beaches on Atitlan's shoreline, on the western side, this small village of 8,000 inhabitants is almost exclusively Tz'utujil. Traditions of farming and fishing stand alongside the weaving of reed mats or petates, and textiles. Many of the women have organized themselves into weaving cooperatives, exporting much of their high quality handiwork, and one group makes their dyes from local plants. Artists paint in the Arte Naif or primitivist style, some tinting their works exclusively in local natural dyes.

 

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