Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Textile Merchant

"The Textile Merchant"

6" x 6" watercolor on Arches - SOLD

Guatemalan children (many of Mayan descent) help the family in many ways. One way is to sit at the marketplace and be salesmen of the wares. This boy was selling textiles. He didn't say anything and it seemed a little forbidden for children to look you in the eye, but he held his hand under the fabric to show it off and had his legs tucked underneath a lot of the open fabrics. To me, he looked to be about 4 years old. There wasn't an adult around in his booth. .

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