Close-up View of Guatemalan Textiles

Guatemalan Textile Close-up

This is a close-up view of a Huipil, sort of a blouse worn by the indigenous Maya women and sometimes even the tourists get in the mood for wearing one. To fully appreciate the colors, the patterns and the threads, please, do click on the photo above to zoom in.

This photo is dedicated to Meg and her daredevil mom who actually flew in from Japan to take a closer look at the Guatemalan textiles. I had the pleasure to meet with her for a few minutes. Just another case of Six Degrees of Separation.

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  • How truly beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  • Meg

    Awesome embroidery, Rudy. Thanks. The daredevil Mom is here now – exploring the not-exactly extinct volcano of the North Island this weekend. Mom gave me a piece of textile she bought in Antigua, and I need to photograph it and post it on my weaving web site, because neither of us can figure out exactly what type of weave it is. She also gave me a calendar from Guatemala and your magazines – I need to spend time and look at them more carefully. Love your card, though – you DO love yellow, don’t you? Thank you again for the close up.

  • Amazing colors, Rudy!

  • Que bellas imagenes de tan bella ciudad.
    What a beatifull photos fron o beatifull city.

    Poly
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  • Que bellas imagenes de tan bella ciudad.
    What a beatifull photos from of beatifull city.
    .
    Poly
    Mexico Daily Photo
    http://mexicodailyphoto.blogspot.com

  • Gorgeous needlework, and I’m jealous that you got to meet Meg and her mother!!

  • Thanks for the name of the blouse — that kind of insight is what I love about your blog!

  • The colors here are incredible! Seems that there’s more eye-popping tapestries in La Antigua than in Quito. We see more earthy tones here, amidst the occasional colors like you show.

  • Tozo

    The “guipil” is a very traditional piece of clothing for the Guatemalan women. Many years ago, there was the following tradition: Usually the indigenous women wove one beatiful guipil for themselves. This kind of guipil was outstanding in color, patterns and meaning. They began when they were 9 years old and finished it before they were married. They use this guipil for their wedding ceremony and they kept it to be buried in them. I do not know if the tradition continues. And they hardly ever showed it and never sell it. Does any one know?
    Rudy keep your good work I really enjoy your blog

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