Published on April 15, 2022 by Sean Flynt  
The Spanish Club's chalk drawing of a traditional Guatemalan alfombra

Members of Samford’s Spanish Club helped celebrate La Semana Santa (the Christian Holy Week) with a chalk drawing representing a traditional Guatemalan alfombra.

Alfombras–literally “carpets”–are elaborate processional artworks that blend Christian and indigenous religious traditions. Learn more about this and other Guatemalan Holy Week traditions here.

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