Our target textile for this article is a ceremonial servilleta or tzute from San Juan Alotenango, a good-sized community just southwest of Antigua.
San Juan Alotenango is an indigenous Kaqchiquel town, which once had a flourishing textile tradition that is not particularly well represented in museum and private collections. The textile was acquired at a for-sale museum called Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo formerly located in Antigua but currently in San Antonio Aguas Calientes. The shop tends to have strength in its holdings from nearby communities.
In this issue:
- A Tale of Two Threads
- In The Museum
- Weaving Co-Op In Warp Speed
- Instagram Challenge
- Bay Area Gathering Showcases Textiles
- Bequest From Leslie Grace Estate
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