2007 Barbara Knoke de Arathoon. Translation: Jennifer Hope and Molly S. Hope.
An enormous repertory of symbols appears on indigenous dress and weavings - embroidered, woven, or appliqué. In this book you will find some of these symbols, ranging from flowers hiding in the striking design of a huipil to others less easily recognized such as the “village square”, the offering plate, the dead turkey (a wedding gift), the serpent, the two-headed eagle, the tree of life, and the star.
English, soft cover, 24 pages, photos in black and white and color.
sourced directly from Museo Ixchel , Guatemala
Originally publicarse in Spanish and sponsored by the Prot-Teje Textile Commitee Ixchel Indigenous Dress. Which promotes the production of Hugh quality handicrafts woven in backstrap looms featuring the distinctive designs of many communities
The Ixchel Museum of Indigenous Dress is a private non profit institution with a mission to preserve Guatemala’s Maya textile heritage carried out through research, documentation, and exhibition of Mayan textiles. Also providing education programs
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