Cosecha de café
Coffee is harvested in Guatemala from December to April and the annual Guatemalan coffee harvest festival is celebrated on February 2nd. During the festival, there are processions with food, music, dancing, and of course coffee. Coffee is hand-picked to ensure only ripe coffee cherries are picked, which are a dark red color and contain coffee beans. As shown in the painting, this process is labor intensive and requires many workers. The beautiful colors in this piece and raised texture of the coffee cherries makes it truly special.
Artist: Mariano Morales
Vendor: Glinda Morales (Mariano's cousin)
Size: 24" by 36"