Friday, August 22, 2008

Tianguis in Solola

From Panajachel we took a van to Solola because we wanted to connect with some people that Bill knew who handled old textiles. Not only was it the market day in the village but it was also a fair.

We left the van and walked through the tianguis, through a building and in the dim light of the back of that building we found the dealers hidden away. We never would have known or found them without our leader, Bill. They started pulling out one textile after another. It seemed like their supply was endless. Although we had a difficult time deciding what to buy, each of us walked away with a treasure or two or three.

3 comments:

Steve Cotton said...

Wow! Great photograph. Which camera did you use? Holga?

Billie said...

Yes, it was the Holga. Most of the pictures I made in Guatemala were with the holgas. Thanks.

Babs said...

OMG, you know I would have "freaked" out since textiles are my "thing". How wonderful that you had that experience......Priceless!