Filomena’s Heritage of Hope in Guatemala
Jaspé Dyeing & Weaving – Ancient Mayan Heritage
Just inside the stucco archway, the Artisans carry bundles of banana tree trunks into the kitchen.
First, they chop and peel away the outer layers. Then, they prepare the inner pulp to boil into mordant.
On the same stove where she cooks her family meals, Filomena boils kettles. Each kettle is filled with bright flowers, green leaves, and earthy barks. She uses these local plants and barks to create her own unique shades of organic plant dyes.
Among her most prized family recipes is Guatemalan Indigo.