Useful Links and References on Mayan Textiles and Culture
These are some of our favorite links to information on Mayan textiles and culture today.
Non-Commercial Links on Guatemala Textiles:
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.
The Guatemalan Indian Centre: London, United Kingdom (info on textiles and much more)
Maya Adventure: TheTextile Art of Chiapas Maya University of Minnesota Science Museum
The Fabric of Mayan Life An Exhibit of Textiles: The Pitzer Collection of Mayan textiles at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
Mayan Textiles From the Raymond E. Senuk Collection and Exhibition at Angel Mounds State Park: University of Southern Indiana Evansville, IN 47712-3596
Los Colores de Guatemala: A Collector's Journey Texas Memorial Museum at UT Austin
Guatemala Textile Collections: MARI The Middle American Research Institute of Tulane University (located in New Orleans - not available)
Woven Voices: Textile Traditions of the Highland Maya The Mesoamerican Textile Seminar Florida State University, Department of Anthropology
Weaving the Texture of the
Comos: Allen J. Christenson
Other Mayan Cultural Information:
Yax Te' Books is the materials publishing and distribution arm of the K'inal Winik Cultural Center at Cleveland State University, an institutional unit devoted to education about the Maya and to international exchange with Maya communities.
Other Fair Trade Suppliers of Guatemalan and Mayan Products & Information:
Marilyn Anderson - Pro Arte Maya - A friend with beautiful pictures and great information.
Fair Trade Quilts - Wonderful hand-made quilts from Guatemala and elsewhere.
Mayan Traditions - Sells a wide variety of Guatemalan Crafts including ceramics.
Commercial Links with Excellent Information & Beautiful things:
Arte Maya Tz'utuhil Gallery - Guatemalan art and paintings
Nimpot - A virtual museum of textile information
Stony Hill Gallery - Many Guatemala Quality Items.
Links for K-12 Teachers (coming soon)
Links to information about some regions of Guatemala (coming soon)
Books and References
Has moved to Books on Textiles These pages include books and references we have found useful on Mayan culture and textiles. Many we sell. Others you may want to check out at your library. If you want to purchase a book we have on our reference list, we may have a spare copy or may be able to help you find a copy through other sources. Many libraries also have access to copies through interlibrary loan.
We are still developing this page. If you have a link or would like to suggest a link please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Also let us know about any broken links.