Mirian Otzin from Guatemala

Artisan Mirian Otzin Mirian Otzin confides: 'I was born in a beautiful Maya village where we speak Kaqchiquel rather than Spanish. I began to weave when I was eight years old – the first thing I wove was a napkin! I was so proud of what I had done I kept showing it off every time we had visitors. Every design I make tells a story, and it's about our ancestors. It tells of our traditions and customs. I love it when we all share ideas and develop our own creativity.'

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