Maya Adventure

The Maya of Venustiano Carranza

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 Chichen Itza in the Yucatan are also similar in construction and design.

Maya of Highland Chiapas

Science Museum of Minnesota