Thursday, August 28, 2008

Guatemalan Textiles

I don't know how anyone could resist buying Guatemalan textiles. I wanted to show you some of the things I bought while we were there.

I bought two lengths of fabrics that were on bolts. These were not handmade textiles but the colors were so wonderful. This one will be a tablecloth and I think it will go great with the Gorky Gonzalez dishes.
I've needed something to cover this table for a long time but just had not found anything that I really, really wanted. No problem in Guatemala. I found this piece that I plan to use as a tablerunner from the dealer in old fabrics in Solola.This is a huipil from Santiago de Atitlan. I kept seeing and trying on these rose and bird embroidered huipiles. Finally I found this one. I've already worn it to a party with a black skirt. This is a cermonial robe/huipil. I bought it from the dealer of old textiles in Solola. I plan to use it more as a serape for the cool evenings here in San Miguel. I wonder how soon I can talk Ned into going back to Guatemala.

4 comments:

Babs said...

The last textile is EXQUISITE! I might have to wrestle you to the ground, grab it and RUN! Ha.....it is truly magnificent and I've never seen anything like it ....

Kate said...

Guatemalan weaving is terrfic. Great photos.

islagringo said...

Great purchases. I especially like the tablerunner.

emy said...

...whenever you get back to guate, be in touch. shopping is so much fun when all the colors are brillant.

my sis lives near you, in pozos, maybe we'll meet here or there someday.