A Textile Guide to the Highlands of Chiapas

Textile Guide to ChiapasBy Walter F. Morris Jr., Alfredo Martínez, Janet Schwartz, and Carol Karasik
Bilingual English/Spanish
Published in cooperation with Na Bolom Museum and Study Center in San Cristóbal, Chiapas, Mexico.

A richly illustrated, bilingual book, this guide visits 20 villages in the Chiapas Highlands to showcase their stunning handwoven cloth while also providing an insider’s look into their history, folklore, festivals, traditions, and daily lives. Ritual transvestites, Virgin statues draped with native blouses, tunics designed to look like howler monkey fur, and elaborately floral shawls and ponchos—these are just a few of the unforgettable images captured in the book. Also included are a pull-out map of the Chiapas Highlands and dates of special festivals and local markets.


Presentation (in Spanish) of the book by Christina Guerrero Harmon at Biblioteca Universidad Anáhuac, Mexico.



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