Guatemala is a country known for its vibrant colorful culture, mixed into everyday life through textiles, paintings, and pottery.
Generations of coffee farmers usually have one perspective when harvesting coffee. However, when you look at this painting, you wonder what the farmers are looking at? There is a story about the painting above, and the style, which has been duplicated by many native artists, replicating this famous local artists “Pintura Popular” (popular painting).
Kishe’ commissioned this painting to depict a scene that many Guatemalans experience and to reflect the bounty of the harvest at our Kishe’ Coop Farms. The story is told of a unique aerial view from flying in a plane above and trying to capture the coffee farmers deep in the fields. Most were looking down, while only a few would look up at the plane above them, so in the original art most heads are down. These paintings are well loved and depict indigenous people working in the most common industry in Guatemala - Coffee.