A Textile Guide to the Highlands of Chiapas
Discover the beautiful textiles of Chiapas, Mexico. This book is bilingual, with both Spanish and English.
The remote Chiapas Highlands of southern Mexico possesses textile traditions that are among the most interesting, varied, and masterful in the world. Separated by extreme terrain and distinct climates, Maya villages in this region have developed weaving techniques styles of dress, and aesthetics that have thrived for centuries. Discovering the dense, shaggy woolens of Chamula, the gossamer cotton gauze weaves of San Bartolome de los Llanos, the voluminous trousers of of HuixtÁb and the ever-changing floral riot of Zinacantan, readers will marvel at the variety, ingenuity, skill, and dedication of the cloth makers of Chiapas. Splendid photographs of breathtaking landscapes, everyday life, and the mystery and ceremony of festivals will tempt the adventurous explorers and armchair travelers alike.
|Author/Speaker/Editor||Walter F. Morris|
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