Collaborating with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

The Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild (Colorado) is collaborating for the second time with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to view and analyze textiles from Latin America. The Museum is the steward of more than 700 pieces of ethnographic material showing local styles from Maya groups representing thirty villages from Guatemala and Mexico, and Cuna material from Panama, Bolivia, and Peru. Guild members with knowledge of color, expertise in embroidery, and understanding of weave structures were teamed with a computer entry individual for direct entry of information after a training session. Teams were looking at costumes and clothing from south of the Rio Grande River in preparation for rehousing the huipils of Guatemala and the blankets of the Andes.

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