Ca. 2000 contemporary woman's shawl measuring 27 inches wide and 76 inches long
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 dates from the early 2000s. It was woven in a single wide panel on a treadle loom, and is mostly synthetic, with some cotton, woven in warp-faced plain weave. Much of the design features small muneca figures of warp-ikat. The fringes show nice braided details. Rebozos similar to this are also used in many other of the Lake Atitlan villages.
Dimensions: approximately 27 inches wide and 76 inches long, including the fringes.
Condition: Excellent, very lightly used, some light soil possible.