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Saturday, November 3, 2012

"Street in Solola", 23.5" X 14" watercolor

Street to Sololá by April M. Rimpo
We drove through Sololá, Guatemala on the way to Chichicastenango from Lake Atitlan.  Unlike many of the men in the central highlands of Guatemala, the men in Sololá tend to wear their indigenous clothes.  Their black and white jackets include a design that represents a bat-– the symbol of the last Cackchiquel dynasty. They also wear striped trousers with black wool over the pants, a waistband, an apron and tzute, a black felt or straw hat, and leather sandals.  You can see the man in the foreground follows these traditions.
The women wear the traditional Huipil (pronounced wee-peel), which is the Spanish word for the traditional blouses. In Sololá the Huipil has red stripes rather than flower designs found in other parts of Guatemala.  Their skirts are a dark-blue with embroidered stripes of many colors.
As always the colors of the town as well as their traditions called to me to share them.  Street to Sololá is my homage to this town.

This painting received the 2nd Place Award in a Baltimore Watercolor Society exhibit in 2013.



Street to Sololá
watercolor
23.5" X 14" image
31" x 20" brushed silver frame
$790


Copyright April M Rimpo, All Rights Reserved.   You may share my work with attribution and a link to this source site, but all other uses are prohibited.


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