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Collectable souvenirs you should get when traveling to Guatemala

Collectable souvenirs you should get when traveling to Guatemala

December 9, 2016
Traveling to Guatemala is an amazing adventure, you can find a wide variety of unique cultural traditions
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Traveling to Guatemala is an amazing adventure, you can find a wide variety of unique cultural traditions that can be enjoyed anywhere in the country. In each place you visit you will definitely see many collectable souvenirs you should take home with you. Keep reading to learn more about them.

Collectable souvenirs you should get when traveling to Guatemala

  • Tapestry

This is a textile made through different weave manual techniques, using colorful typical fabric. Through the weaving people represent images, this tapestry can be hung on the walls as a decoration. The diversity and unique style make these kind of souvenirs the perfect collectable item.

  • Wooden toys

In Guatemala you can find collectable wooden toys, they come in different sizes, colors and have different function: capiruchos, whipping tops, buses, drums, maracas, marimba, guitars, flutes, etc. these are all souvenirs you must take with you, they are perfect to start your collection.

  • Masks

This type of souvenir is elaborated with meticulous detail, they have a particular color and are very shiny. The masks are mayan and are used in different rituals and dances, each of them represents a give character. In many homes these are used as decorations for walls and other spaces.

  • Clothing

The mayan cities’ clothing is made with typical fabric and manual weaving techniques that give as a result unique figures, full of significance and history. To both locals and visitors, clothing is a unique article that is definitely worth collecting, this is why many people dedicate themselves to look for the best and more colorful items in each region of the country.

  • Currency

For those who collect currency, Guatemala also offers different kinds of souvenirs that include bills or coins that are no longer in circulation, but have a high historical value.

  • Ceramics

In different regions of Guatemala you can find craftwork made in ceramic, this is a collectable object because of its detailed and artful elaboration. The time it takes to make this kind of crafts, and the result of it, makes every tourist wish they could take all of the options home.  

These are some of the collectable souvenirs you should get when traveling to Guatemala, exploring the traditional markets you will find these and many more. Which one will you choose?

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