|My brother and I in our Pan Divers tees|
The religious festivities there are well known for their remarkable carpets made of dyed sawdust, alfombras de aserrín, which are created on the streets along processional routes. They are offered as a sacrifice for the holy processions that will tread on and destroy these fantastic creations. Once a procession has gone by, the remains are cleaned and almost immediately residents may begin to build yet another carpet in anticipation of the next procession. It is amazing to watch the collective creative effort and dedication of a community in making something so beautiful yet so temporary.
|Chichicastenango market with Doña Nora & locals|
|BBQ in our backyard with family & friends, me in blue ;)|