Good links (most non-commercial) on the
living Mayan Culture
- MARI, The Middle American Research Institute of
Tulane University has a good online collection of Guatemalan Textiles. Its
hard to find the textiles from
main web site. If you get lost try this temporary link to the
MARI collection of Guatemala Textiles.
Pot provides a virtual retail museum of Guatemalan Textiles with
pictures of textiles from many villages and the villages. Its a good place
to check if you are trying to determine where a particular textile is from.
It is a commercial site that sells its own items and consignment items.
of Lake Atitlan by Margot Blum Schevill on the
Tzutuhil website provides a good overview and examples of textiles found
around Lake Atitlan.
Literature and Language:
Te' Books The mission of Yax Te' is to produce and
disseminate books and other materials that serve educational, cultural, and
preservation goals related to Mayan culture. Yax Te' publishes in Spanish,
English, and Mayan languages.
Winik Cultural Center at Cleveland State University, an institutional unit
devoted to education Maya languages, art and cultures.
Other Aspects of Mayan Culture
Weaving the Texture of the
Comos website by Allen J. Christenson, Brigham Young University
focuses on the religious beliefs and culture of
the Tz'utujils of Santiago Atitlan
Prior Listed Sites with Broken Links
Textil Maya: Collection of the Centrode Textiles del Mundo Maya: ****Exhibit at
National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago until May 27th, 2007 includes textiles
from the Mayan World including Guatemala, Chiapas...
Maya Textiles:*** University
of Southern Indiana Evansville, IN 47712-3596
Colores de Guatemala: A Collector's Journey ***
Texas Memorial Museum at UT Austin
Museo Ixchel del Traje
Indígena: ****A wonderful museum in Guatemala City dedicated to the study
and conservation of the country´s Mayan weavings. Many of the
textile books Terra Experience sells
are published by this privately funded, nonprofit museum.
Voices: Textile Traditions of the Highland Maya ***The Mesoamerican Textile
Seminar Florida State University, Department of Anthropology