Maya of Venustiano Carranza
The Tzotzil town of
Venustiano Carranza sits on the lone mountain in the Grijalva River valley
and is culturally distinct from the other Maya communties of the cooler
highlands. The delicate open weave of their costume, well-suited to their
tropical climate, as a style of weave that has been used throughout the
Maya lowlands for at least a thousand years. Textiles such as these are
represented in the paintings and lintels of Bonampak, a Maya city of the
9th century. The woven fragments recovered from the sacred well at Chichén Itzá in the Yucatán are also similar in construction and design.
(above right) Ceiba tree.
(above left) Cotton shirt with red cotton and purple, yellow, green and pink acrylic brocade.
(above right) Detail of cotton shirt showing Ceiba Tree design.