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Symbols in Maya Textiles

Posted by on November 01, 2016

Here at Maya Traditions we work with design clients who submit their designs to us to be produced by our artisan partners around the Lake Atitlan. Sometimes the designs they submit are inspired by traditional Guatemalan textiles and sometimes they are very contemporary designs. The communities we partner with specialize in different types of backstrap weaving techniques such as brocade and ikat. Today, we want to take a moment to look at some of the symbols found in traditional maya textiles like huipiles and cortes. Symbols found in Maya textiles depict the environment and elements, agriculture and animals among religious

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Exploring Guatemala One Textile At A Time

Posted by on June 02, 2016

Textile_trekker here (Averie-our Sales Manager)! I came down to Guatemala to explore the incredible textiles made here and am still doing just that! As many of you might know, each region in Guatemala has their own style of huipil, corte, and faja that make up the traditional dress of indigenous Guatemalan women. After a year of living here, I have still only scratched the surface of the immense amount of diverse textiles! If you are interested in making your own textile trek through Guatemala, I have a few recommendations. First, take a tour with Maya Traditions to San Juan La

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