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Market Chichicastenango

Market Chichicastenango

1956

Mabel A. Hewit

(American, 1903-1984)

Color woodcut

Support: Japanese heavy laid tissue

Sheet: 37.5 x 23 cm (14 3/4 x 9 1/16 in.); Image: 20.5 x 14.5 cm (8 1/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Jurey in memory of Mabel A. Hewit 2004.187

Description

Santo Tomás Chichicastenango, a mountain town at an altitude of 6,447 feet, is 87 miles northwest of Guatemala City and is the commercial center of the Quiché region. Known for its traditional K’iche’ Maya culture, it is the site of a large market where vendors sell everything from animals and tools to handicrafts and flowers--a colorful outdoor spectacle that attracts natives and tourists alike.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Woodcut
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Color woodcut

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