The atarraya is important for me because I like to fish and from a long time ago my country used the atarraya to go fishing. The atarraya reminds me of country Guatemala because it’s full of many lakes, rivers and so much more. When I look at it, it reminds me of fishing, swimming and a happy time with my family. My father when he sees the atarraya thinks about the same thing as I do because it reminds him of fishing, swimming, and fishing food for my brothers, my mom and I. The atarraya helps me tell my story of who I am because my country is one of many countries that still has to hunt to survive.
– Mario Ramos