by Raymond Senuk
I have chosen a Cofradia mantel from Quetzaltenango as the subject textile to talk about dyestuffs. Why dyestuffs? Their identity and the time frame for their use are invaluable to dating textiles. There are a number of other characteristics – iconographic elements, including their size and placement, the size and proportions of the textile, the techniques employed for brocade and a host of other components – but for the purposes of this article, we will limit our discussion to dyestuffs.
In This Issue
- It Is All About Threads and Dyestuffs
- In the Museum
- Announcing the First Publication from FOIM – Mayan Traje: A Tradition in Transition
- Joe Borgatti
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