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Designs for life: the Guatemalan women fighting for rights to their textiles

Beautiful handwoven Mayan textile designs are often copied by foreign designers and mass produced. It amounts to intellectual property theft, say the Mayan women who are fighting back “Red. That’s the colour we use the most. It represents our blood,” says Marina Rodríguez from Tecpán, Guatemala. Rodríguez has been weaving since the age of eight. […]