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Women's blouse (huipil) from San Mateo Ixtatan, Guatemala - my introduction into this beautiful country was through the people and land of SMI in where I taught music and English and had my life forever changed (or reconnected) by my students.

Vint. Comolapa Huipil (Chimaltenango) 3B by permtran, via Flickr

Vint. Comolapa Huipil (Chimaltenango) 3B by permtran, via Flickr

Guatemalan Textiles Palin    This mannequin is dressed in ceremonial clothing from the Poqomam Maya community of Palin, Guatemala. Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas Mexico

Guatemalan Textiles Palin This mannequin is dressed in ceremonial clothing from the Poqomam Maya community of Palin, Guatemala. Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas Mexico

 The woman’s huipil has a long and ancient tradition in Guatemala and is still worn in parts of the country today. Indigenous garments such as the huipil have roots in pre-Spanish Maya costume, and are often depicted on ceramics and sculpture. A huipil consists of one, two, or three lengths of cotton woven on a back-strap loom and sewn together with an opening for the head. Supplementary weft threads in cotton, silk, rayon and more recently acrylic, are used to float a raised pattern during…

The woman’s huipil has a long and ancient tradition in Guatemala and is still worn in parts of the country today. Indigenous garments such as the huipil have roots in pre-Spanish Maya costume, and are often depicted on ceramics and sculpture. A huipil consists of one, two, or three lengths of cotton woven on a back-strap loom and sewn together with an opening for the head. Supplementary weft threads in cotton, silk, rayon and more recently acrylic, are used to float a raised pattern during…

Beautiful dupatta(stole) dyed in organic indigo dye..using.traditional Indian methods

Beautiful dupatta(stole) dyed in organic indigo dye..using.traditional Indian methods

Oaxca Textiles -  The state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico has a noteworthy tradition of finely crafted textiles, particularly handmade embroidery and woven goods that frequently utilize a backstrap loom. Oaxaca is home to several different groups of indigenous peoples, each of which has a distinctive textile tradition

Oaxca Textiles - The state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico has a noteworthy tradition of finely crafted textiles, particularly handmade embroidery and woven goods that frequently utilize a backstrap loom. Oaxaca is home to several different groups of indigenous peoples, each of which has a distinctive textile tradition

Large Huipil - San Mateo Ixtatán - Art & Object

Large Huipil - San Mateo Ixtatán - Art & Object

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