Spot Diamond Brocade Mat
This classic Mayan diamond-shaped pattern was originally depicted in ancient ceremonial huipils as the movement of the sun. Now the women weavers from Tenejapa, Chiapas have turned the pattern into endless variations, including a “Dog’s Paw” design. This brocaded textile is woven with deep, rich colors, all derived from natural dyes. The non-profit organization, Sna Jolobil, has helped the weavers preserve these traditional techniques as well as assist with the marketing of these new designs.
- warp: cotton; weft: wool and cotton
- cochineal as accent colors; naturally dyed brown cotton
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