Sunday, June 22, 2008

More from Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan has very beautiful textiles, as you saw in a previous post. The first photo here is a huipil decorated in Mayan glyphs (I recognize parts of the calendar) instead of the typical birds and flowers. The second is a huipil in process, with the shapes to be embroidered here drawn out in pencil. The third is a pair of men's ornate pantalones, which are a length somewhere between what we would call shorts and capris.

2 comments:

MelsDolls said...

Oh, those are gorgeous!

Fiber Focus said...

Oooo! Erin! Do an article on the pantalones! I would love to see more photos of them. I've never seen one so heavily embroidered like the one you have here.