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.
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…
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