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Small  Traditional Mayan back-strap loom
- San Antonio Aguas Caliente

33f4.JPG (48031 bytes) The small back-strap looms are doll or small child size is from San Antonio Aguas Caliente.   They come in yellow, red or blue.    Each loom contains all the rods of a backstrap loom, in a scale that might be used by a young Mayan girl as she tries her first weaving.  33f0.JPG (42217 bytes) Even if a Maya girl of seven or eight  might weave on a backstrap loom most of us in the US or Canada need to be experienced weavers to actually use the loom.  So, unless you are a weaver, its probably best plan to use it as a wall hanging or loom display with your doll. 

The pictures below are of the weavers of these looms, Dora, her Mom and one of her daughters.  One of Dora's other daughters has started medical school.  The family is all working to support their everyday needs as well helping her.  Its been difficult and Dora was ill earlier this year

   
Some of the weavings have the characteristic San Antonio Aguas Caliente weavings where the design looks as good on the back of the material as on the front. 
 

 

 If you are interested in learning more about about San Antonio Aguas Caliente you might want to purchase or get from you library the book "A Life of Their Own" by Aylette Jenness & Lisa Kroeber.  For more about Guatemala weaving check out our "Mayan Experience" web page.

 Please note the safety warning below. The traditional small looms make great educational displays and decorative wall items, but children should not play with them, unless under adult supervision. 

 


WARNING - The traditional looms have sharp points that are a poking hazard for eyes and strings/ropes that are a potential strangulation hazard for small children!

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF INFANTS AND CHILDREN 7 YEARS and UNDER!

Recommended for Children 14 years and older
or 8+ under the supervision of an adult.
(also makes a great decorative wall hanging)

 

 


Yellow Background

Length of loom (from rod to rod) approximately 14". The loom wooden pieces are approximately 14" and the width of the weaving averages 8". 

The loom comes with a rope and belt so can be easily displayed. Each one is unique. I only have one of that color and design.



Design is beautiful on reverse side too!

$35.00

Frogs    

Bikes & Cars    

Boats    

Chicks  

Rooster    

Quetzal    

 

Blue
Background

Length of loom (from rod to rod) approximately 14". The loom wooden pieces are approximately 14" and the width of the weaving averages 8". 

The loom comes with a rope and belt so can be easily displayed. Each one is unique. I only have one of that color and design.



Design is beautiful on reverse side too!

$35.00

Bunny   sold  

Train    

Rooster    

Quetzal    

Birds     

Butterfly   sold  

 

Red
Background

Length of loom (from rod to rod) approximately 14". The loom wooden pieces are approximately 14" and the width of the weaving averages 8". 

The loom comes with a rope and belt so can be easily displayed. Each one is unique. I only have one of that color and design.



Design is beautiful on reverse side too!

$35.00

Train     

Car         

Butterfly  sold?  

Dog    

Quetzal    

Flowers  sold?  

 



 

Dora is the artisan who along with her mother weaves these beautiful looms and some of Terra Experience's Doll Huipiles.

Small Single Sided Back-strap loom = $30
Length of loom (from rod to rod) approximately 14". The loom pieces are approximately 14" and the width of the weaving averages 8".  Each one is unique.

Yellow

sold out

Red

sold out  

BlueBlue

sold out  

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10/24//2015

 

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