Trajes Tipicos - San Marcos La Laguna

During the months of July and August, the different towns and cities from Guatemala crown young ladies as their queens so they can participate in the coming activities for independence week in September.

Since our studio is located in San Juan, we were able to see our town's tradition and how they crowned the upcoming queen. Other queens from diffent towns attended this event to show their friendship to the previous "reina" and to support her as she crowns the next "reina".

The first queen we will talk about is from San Marcos La Laguna! The traditional blouse "guipil" is made of cotton and the color red means the blood that the Mayans shed. The belt "faja" means mourning and the embroidery is an homage to the lake.