Traditional Markets of Guatemala – Photo Essay

Guatemala is most known for it’s Markets! As a matter of fact, the largest artisan market in all of Central America, Chichicastenango, is located in Guatemala. Aside from the colorful Mayan traditional fabrics and crafts, you can find some of the best Jade in the world here as well.

Ancient Mayan Jade Mask

Ancient Mayan Jade Mask Antigua Guatemala

Little Boy Working With His Mom at the Central Market

Little Boy Working With His Mom


Antigua’s Market Day

Antigua's Market Day


Shopping at an Indoor Craft Market Traditional

Going Out In Antigua Guatemala Indoor Market Craft Traditional

Guatemalan Girls Playing While Working

Guatemalan Girls At Central Market Playing

Typical Guatemalan Paintings

Typical Guatemalan Paintings

More Typical Guatemalan Art and Paintings

Typical Guatemalan Art and Paintings

Typical Guatemalan Handmade Masks

Typical Guatemalan Handmade Masks

Guatemala Hand Crafts Central Market

Guatemala Hand Crafts Central Market

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