Meet the Artists

Paola Tzep

Guatemalan Textile and Weavings Specialist

Since her early years, Paola has been involved in the world of Maya fabrics. Originally from Santa Catarina Ixtahuacan in Sololá, Guatemala, Paola has a unique talent for interpretation and adaptation of the different designs to the millenary art of the fabric. Weaver by nature, Paola's life was impacted six years ago, thanks to her mother's involvement in one of AMA's women's circles. Starting as a social promoter of AMA, Paola has shared with our partners in different initiatives, contributing with her creativity, experience and affection. A truly guide for our beloved weavers, with a unique talent Paola is vital to carry out a design of one of our allies in a process worthy of admiration and so complex that surpasses any electronic device. According to Paola: "everything is planned and designed in my head... in a process that I know would help my colleagues to get ahead, to overcome their fears and to be recognized by the value of their art - through weaving"

 

 
 

Chuicutama

Espumpuja

Nuevo Xetinamit

Pacutama

Xeabaj I

Xeabaj II

Valle de Palajunoj