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PALOMA OF LAKE ATITLAN

Acrylic and silver on wood, 25.7 x 26.8 inches framed.

Estimate $500.

 

The landscape is a view from Lake Atitlan behind the young woman in her Sunday headdress. She has miles of woven ribbon wrapped around her head to make this headdress. The other indigenous language groups of Guatemala always make fun of the people from the villages surrounding Lake Atitlan and say they are frivolous, put too much embroidery on their clothes and never prepare for tomorrow.

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