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Mayan Embroidered Folk Art Tapestries (approx 18" x 18")

 

To the Tapestries for Sale 

 The Story of the Tapestries To Pictures of the Artisans

These wonderful embroidered tapestries are folk art of today - where traditional Mayan skills and themes have found a new medium of expression.  This project was started in 2001 by Ramelle Gonzoles, the founder of Foundations for Education   a nonprofit organization which provides financial and logistical assistance so that Maya youth can obtain advanced education in Guatemala's secondary schools. She started this embroidery project in a small aldea of Solola. with a group of 30 women  called "Molaj Ixoqi - Artesanas Mayas " (Mayan Artisans) from a small village called Panimatzalam in the department of Sololá.   

Ramelle was talking with the mother of one of the Foundations students, Elma Morales who graduated as a Home Economic Teacher. Elma's mother was working with a group of women and Ramelle suggested that they do some embroideries with a Folk Art theme. Ramelle gave them a sample made of different pieces of cloth. From this sample they have come to make these beautiful folk art wall hangings or pillowcases. All of them have the name and individual that made it on the backside with the theme of the piece.  The tapestries are approximately 18" by 18".  Terra Experience is happy to help by providing a fair trade retail outlet for these woman's art.  You can see pictures of the group from my visit in 2011 at the bottom of this page or by clicking on the picture of the four women on the right..  

Scroll Down to see more tapestries         Click on Pictures for more detail      arrows3.jpg (13778 bytes)          

15-4 *


Tema: La Naturaleza (Theme: Nature) Candelaria J. C.
$55

15-5 *
Zaria Lucia M. $55

15-8 *
Rosario Paregal
$55

15-10 *
El Sagrado Maiz (The Sacred Corn)Ema Morales
$55

15-12 *
Acarredando Agua (Hauling Water) Zara Lucia M.
$55

15-18*
El Soologico (The Zoo) Josefina Quino
$55

15-19
Thema: El Pastoreo (Theme: the Pasture) Candelaria J. C.
$55
*

15-20*
Medio Amdiente (The Environment)Catarina Quino
$55

15-22*
Tema: La Feria (Theme: The Fair) Candelaria J. C.
$55

15-24*
Peten (The Peten) Josefina Quino $55

15-26*
Teme: La Feria (Theme: The Fair) Candelaria J.C.
$55

15-27*
Dia de Los Difuntos (Day of the Dead)
Catarina Quino
$55

15-29*
 Desayuno del Campesino (Breakfast of the farmers in the field) Rosario Paragal
$55

15-34 *
El Prosecion (The Procecion) Marta Morales
$55

 

     

2014 Embroideries  

14-3*
El Arbol Navidad (The Christmas Tree) - Rosario Paragal
$55

       
14-16*
Tema: Coecha de Elote (Theme: Harvest of the Corn)  - Candelaria J. C.
$55


  14-19*
La Construcion (The Construction) - Zara Lucia Morales

$55



actually 14-19
14-22 *
Corte de Flores (Cutting the Flowers) Zara Lucia M.
$55

       
14-23*
La Historia el Maiz (The history of the corn) - Rosario Paragal
$55

14-26*
El Baile de Bull (The dance of the bull) - Rosario Parabal
$55
 

14-31*
Tema: El Sologico (Theme: The Zoo) - Josefina Quino
$55

14-32*
Tema el Baile de los Monos (Theme of the dance of the monkeys) -
Candelaria J.C.

$55


 

14-34 *
Jugo De Pelota Maya (The Mayan Ball Game)
Rosario Parabal
$55


14-36*
La Ceremonia (The Ceremony) -
Maria Morales De Cumes

$55


14-37*
La Historia el Maiz (The history of the corn) - Rosario Paragal
$55


 
13-7^
L
a Escuela (The School) -
Maria Salvador



13-9^
La Feria (The Fair? Actually the Procession) -
Maria Morales Cumes
$55


13-16^
Vueld de Barriletes (The twisting of the kites) - Josefa Salvador Morales
$55


13-21
La Cascaca (The waterfall) - Flory Cuy
$55


13-25^
Corte de Arveja (Cutting the Peas) - Josefa Salvador Morales
$55


13-34^
Tema la Feria (Theme of the Fair) -
Candelaria J.C.

$55


13-38^
L
os Bariletes (The Kites) -
Tomas A. Salvador
$55


13-41^
El Escuela (The School -
Maria Morales De Cumes

$55


13-44^
Tema el Mercado (Theme of the Market) -
Candelaria J.C.

$55


13-51^
Nacimiendo de Un NIno (The birth of a child) -
Maria Morales De Cumes

$55


13-56^
Los Esclavos Maya(The Mayan captives) - Estela Morales

$55


  13-59^
La Posada
(The Posada) -
Rosario Parabal
$55


10-A*
(Cutting the Flowers)
$48 


 
 

10-R*
(Nature)
$48


 

12-T*
(Cutting the Peas)
[note spraying too]
$50


 12-22*
(The Carriage)
$50.00


 12-25 *
El Escula
(The School) - Tomasa Morales
$50.00



 

 
  Molan Ixoqi' Artesanas Mayas - In 2011 I finally visited Artesanas Mayas with Ramelle and met a number of the artisans. Here are some of the pictures. While there I asked them to make more Tapestries with kites - and several weeks later got some beautiful ones.  Also gave reading glasses to about 9 of the woman to help them with their fine work (see pictures below).  You can also see some of their kids who are in school with help the sales from the  Tapestries.  Be sure to scroll up to see the tapestries we have for sale.  Thanks!
 
 
 

Embroidered Tapestries we have sold

If you would like  a similar one  - let us know by Jan 15, 2015 and we can try to find a similar one for you when we head to Guatemala in late January 2015.  Contact Lynn@terraexperience.com  for more information. Be sure to include the # or a picture of the embroidered  tapestry you are interested in.
 

15-1
 Josefa Salvador Morales
$55

sold

15-2*
 Los Barriletes 
(The Kites )

 Rosario Paragal
$55

sold

15-3
Estela Matzar Calel
$55

sold

15-6
Josefa Salvador Morales
$55

sold

15-7
Candelaria J. C.
$55

sold

15-9
Josefina Quino
$55

sold

15-11
Flori Cuy
$55
15-13
Josefina Quino
$55

sold

 
15-14
Josefina Quino
$55

sold

15-15 *
Corte de Banana (Cutting the Bananas) Zara Lucia M.
$55

sold

15-16 *
Zara Lucia M. $55

sold-R

15-17*
Zara Lucia M.
$55

sold

15-21
Flory Cuy
$55

misplaced??

15-23*
Felipa Matzar
$55

sold

15-25*
El Meio Ambiente (The Environment)Josefa Salvador Morales
$55

sold

15-28 *
 Juego de Barilete (Play of the Kites) Rosario Paragal
$55

sold

     
15-30
Maria Morales de Cumes
$55

sold

 
15-31
Zara Lucia M.
$55

sold

15-33
Zara Lucia M
$55

sold

15-32 *
Zara Lucia M.
$55

sold

15-35
Josefa Salvador Morales
$55

sold

15-36
 Rosario Paragal
$55

sold

       
14-1
El Baile (The Dance) - Flori Cuy
$55

misplaced ?

14-2*
La Boda (The Wedding) - Rosario Paragal
$55

sold

14-4
La Tejadores (The Weavers) - Zara Lucia M.
 

 sold

14-5*
La Tapisca (The Tapisca?) - Martha Morales
$55

sold

14-6*
Josefa Salvador Morales
$55

sold

14-7*
Tema el Mercado (Theme of the Market) -
Candelaria J.C.

$55

sold

 

actually 14-7
14-8
El Nacmiento de Jesus (The Birth of Jesus) - Candelaria J. C.
$55

sold

14-9
El Nacmiento de Jesus (The Birth of Jesus) - Martha Morales
 

sold

14-10
Rocio de la Milpa (Sprinkling of the Milpa) - Flory Cuy

sold

14-11* 
Rosario Parabal
$55

sold

14-12 
Reunio de Mujeres (Meeting of the Women) Rosario Parabal
$55

sold  

14-14
Los Arboles Frutale (The Fruit Trees) Zara Lucia M.
 

sold

14-15*
El Baile Del Torito (The Dance of the Bull) Rosario Parabal
$55
 

sold

14-17*

La Creacion del animales (The Creation of the Animals)
- Josefina Quina
$55
 

sold

14-18 
El Mercado (The Market)- Manuela Juracan
$55

sold

14-20
El Mariposaria
(The Butterflies) -Josefina Quino
 

 sold
 

14-21 
Tema: Los Animales de La Selva (
The Animales of the Jungle) Josefina Quino
 

sold

  14-24
Las Tejedoras (The Weavers) Flory Cuy
$55

sold

14-25
El Baile de Mono (The dance of the monkeys) - Rosario Parabal  

sold

14-27
La Virgen de Guadelupe (The Virgin Guadelupe) - Rosario Parabal
$55
14-28*
El Bautism (The baptism) - Catarina Quino
$55
 


MISPLACED ?

14-29
El Prosicion (The Procession) -
Catarina Quicha
$55

misplaced ???

14-30
El Bautism (The baptism) - Catarina Quino

sold

14-33
Lax Tejedoras (The Weavers)
Rosario Parabal
$55

misplaced

 
14-35
La Feria (The Fair) - Maria Morales de Cumes
$55

sold

13-4
Limpiesa De La Escuela  (Cleaning the School) - Manuela Juracan
$55

MISPLACED ?

13-14
 Barriletes 
(The Kites )
Tomasa Salvador
$55

misplaced ???

13-20^
El Palobolardor (The Pole Dancers)
Rosario Parabal

$55

sold

13-39
La Cosecha De Elote (The harvest of the corn) - S.A.S. Catarina
$55

misplaced ???

13-40^
La Cascada (The Flowing Water) - Flori Cuy
$55

sold

 
13-45^
El Campo (The field) - Estela Morales

$55

sold

13-49
El Nacmiento de Jesus (The Birth of Jesus) - Josefa Salvador Morales
$55

sold  ?

13-53
El Prosicion (The Procession) -
Maria Morales de Cumes
$55

misplaced ???

13-57
El Mercado
(The Market) -
Maria Morales De Cumes

$55

sold

13-60^
La Marimba (The Marimba) -
Maria Morales De Cumes

$55

sold

10-F*
(The Ceremony Maya)
$48

sold

 

 

 

 

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