Large woman's shawl made in this village in the Ixil region of the Chuchumatanes mountains
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 the villages of the Ixil.
This is a large traditional woman's shawl from the Ixil Maya town of San Juan Cotzal, located in the Chuchumatanes mountains in Guatemala's southern highlands. This textile was woven in the village by the family for their own use.
This particular shawl dates from the 1980s or 1990s, and is of all cotton. The textile consists of two wide panels, seamed down the center.
Dimensions: approximately 33.5 inches wide and 78 inches long, not including the fringes on both ends.
Condition: Very Good, moderately used, some light soil and fading possible.