Alfombras: Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala

Alfombras: Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala

In Guatemala, this colored sawdust is used to create Mayan-Catholic murals! "Semana Santa Sawdust" by Kaitlyn Barrett.  Guatemala City, Guatemala

In Guatemala, this colored sawdust is used to create Mayan-Catholic murals! "Semana Santa Sawdust" by Kaitlyn Barrett. Lucky to have first-hand experienced the procession

Temporary carpets made of dyed wood shavings during Holy Week.  Antigua, Guatemala

Alfombras de Semana Santa

Alfombras elaboradas con acerrín/ Made of colored saw dust during Holy Week in Antigua,Guatemala

Semana santa, Guatemala    These things are so fun to make, but too much work and then they are all gone!

Semana santa, Guatemala These things are so fun to make, but too much work and then they are all gone!

GUATEMALA EN FOTOGRAFIA: TRADICIONES - ALFOMBRAS DE SEMANA SANTA

GUATEMALA EN FOTOGRAFIA: TRADICIONES - ALFOMBRAS DE SEMANA SANTA

Alfombras: Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala. Throughout Lent, and throughout Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Antigua, the streets would be covered in elaborate "alfombras" or carpets, made out of colored sawdust, fruits, vegetables, and a wide range of other materials.

Alfombras: Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala

Colourful carpets made of flowers during the Holy week in Antigua, Guatemala.

Semana Santa in Xela, Guatemala, april 2011

Semana Santa in Xela, Guatemala, april 2011

Rugs made painstakingly out of flower petals and coloured sawdust take weeks to make.  They are spread across the streets of Antigua, Guatemala for Holy Week.  Beautiful, fragile works of art.

Rugs made painstakingly out of flower petals and coloured sawdust take weeks to make. They are spread across the streets of Antigua, Guatemala for Holy Week. Beautiful, fragile works of art.

Semana Santa alfombra Antigua Guatemala

Semana Santa alfombra Antigua Guatemala

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