The traditional indigenous costume of Guatemala called traje is really very colorful dress in the America. Guatemala people are spread over many parts of the world but they do not keep on following their native dress. Still within the Guatemala local people remains on wearing their traditional costume proudly. These people speak specific or language Maya traje. In Guatemala there are nearly 12 different villages with 21 languages. So, the people of highland Maya are clearly identified by their charming and decorated costumes.
Costume of Nebaj Town
The women of Nebaj town wear the most remarkable costume in Guatemala. Their traditional wear is red skirt and a woven belt called “faja”. The skirt has two yellow stripes on both sides. The blouse is decorated with heavy embroidery. The women of Nebaj wrap their complete hairs skillfully with a colorful woven cloth hair dress. The men wear an open jacket called “chaqueta” and a hat made of palm straw along with western-style pants.
Costume of Santiago Atitlan Town
As the town of Santiago is located near lake so the main task and source of income of the Santiago people is fishing, boating, gathering reeds, and other activities related to the lake. Relative to their work men of Santiago wear short pants with a yellow hat made of palm straw. Their women wear a blouse of white cloth embroidered with multi colored figures of animals, birds and flowers. However, mainly purple-striped are made.
Costume of Aguacatan Town
The women of Aguacatan town wear the most beautiful headdress among the clothing of women’s in many Highland Maya towns. The head wrap is made up of a 2-3 inch wide cloth heavily embroidery with brocaded designs, and at the end there is a large fringe. Read the full story