Large woman's shawl made in theis village on Lake Atitlan
Most of the rebozos used by Maya Indian women in Guatemala are made in the textile-producing towns of Quetzaltenango and Totonicapan. In some villages, however, the shawls are produced locally. Such is the case with many of the villages around Lake Atitlan.
This shawl was produced in the village of San Pedro la Laguna, and is also used in San Juan and San Pablo la Laguna. It dates from the 1980s or 1990s. It was woven in a single wide panel on a treadle loom, and is 100% cotton woven in warp-faced plain weave. Much of the design features blocks of warp-ikat. The fringes show nice braided details.
Dimensions: approximately 27 inches wide and 75 inches long, including the fringes.
Condition: Excellent, very lightly used, some slight soil possible.