You can’t really tell a book by its cover, of course, but you can tell a publisher what a book cover should be. This is your chance. We’ve been pondering possibilities for Maya Threads: A Woven History of Chiapas, and have almost too many choices. So I hope you will weigh in with your opinions.
I’ll start by saying we narrowed the possibilities down to the idea of a single person (or two) wearing traditional clothing. No landscapes, no crowds, no looms. Here are a dozen shots by photographer Janet Schwartz. You’ll see different ages, different moods, different clothing. They haven’t been photoshopped, cropped, or otherwise messed with. They are just as they came from her camera. It will be up to designer Michael Signorella to fine-tune the final choice and create a title treatment. Please tell me what you think!