National Geographic : 1936 Oct
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE EVERY VILLAGE HAS ITS "PILA," OR OUTDOOR LAUNDRY Not all are as elaborate as this stone fountain in Antigua. In the tub clothes are soaped and pounded. Rinsing follows in the main pool. Heated water is sometimes piped from hot springs. Everywhere pilas are gathering places for gossiping women. © National Geographic Society Finlay Photographs by Luis Marden GUATEMALAN FABRICS ARE HAND-WOVEN FROM ANCIENT PATTERNS Women of San Antonio Aguas Calientes, meaning " St. Anthony of the Hot Waters," weave on the looms brilliant designs for new blouses. The finished material is smooth and resembles tapestry.