Angelina Aspuac, a tribute to the struggle of Guatemalan weaving women

Angelina Aspuac, a tribute to the struggle of Guatemalan weaving women

By Marta Salvador, Alba Sud The characteristic that joins the women in this article, and many others to whom we raise our voices this March 8, is their ability to constantly fight. This perseverance perfectly defines our protagonist: Angelina Aspuac. Angelina was born in 1977 into a Kaqchikel family of farmers in southern Guatemala, a small-town Santiago Sacatepéquez. Most Mayan women in this area are dedicated to the art of weaving, more specifically the waist loom. In Guatemala, this practice…

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