Ixil Region

The Ixil Region of Quiché

Heading north from Santa Cruz del Quiché, the highway climbs high into the mountains before splitting at El Tronque (the trunk). Choosing the left fork of the Tronque will lead you up through the clouds and over the ridge of the Cuchumatanes into the fascinating Ixil Region of...
Indigenous Dress

Indigenous Dress in Guatemala

The highlight of many visitors’ trips to Guatemala is the brightly colored clothing worn by indigenous women of the mountainous Western Highlands. Each region or town has a unique, locally made design. All indigenous dress is called traje and is made up of three components. The...