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Minneapolis Institute of Arts



Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Small figurines of the saints and other religious figures are used on altars and in ceremonial processions. In Guatemala, each Catholic church has one or more cofradía, or religious brotherhood, that is responsible for caring for the figures and for obtaining small garments to clothe them. In many villages, the task of weaving the saints' clothing is given to the most accomplished weaver and carries a great deal of honor and prestige.
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Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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Added to Site: November 21, 2009