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Weaving Chiapas

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In the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico, a large indigenous population lives in rural communities, many of which retain traditional forms of governance. In 1996, some 350 women of these communities formed a weavers’ cooperative, which they called Jolom Mayaetik. Their goal was to join together to market textiles of high quality in both new and ancient designs. Weaving Chiapas offers a rare view of the daily lives, memories, and hopes of these rural Maya women as they strive to retain their ancient customs while adapting to a rapidly changing world. Originally published in Spanish in 2007, this book captures firsthand the voices of these Maya artisans, whose experiences, including the challenges of living in a highly patriarchal culture, often escape the attention of mainstream scholarship. Based on interviews conducted with members of the Jolom Mayaetik cooperative, the accounts gathered in this volume provide an intimate view of women’s life in the Chiapas highlands, known locally as Los Altos. We learn about their experiences of childhood, marriage, and childbirth; about subsistence farming and food traditions; and about the particular styles of clothing and even hairstyles that vary from community to community. Restricted by custom from engaging in public occupations, Los Altos women are responsible for managing their households and caring for domestic animals. But many of them long for broader opportunities, and the Jolom Mayaetik cooperative represents a bold effort by its members to assume control over and build a wider market for their own work. This English-language edition features color photographs—published here for the first time—depicting many of the individual women and their stunning textiles. A new preface, chapter introductions, and a scholarly afterword frame the women’s narratives and place their accounts within cultural and historical context.

Costumes and Weaving of the Zoque Indians of Chiapas Mexico

Author : Donald Bush Cordry
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Southwest Museum Papers

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Weaving Generations Together

Author : Patricia Marks Greenfield
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"For centuries, the Zinacantec Maya women of Mexico have woven and embroidered textiles that express their social and aesthetic values and embody their role as mothers and daughters. Boasting more than two hundred detailed photographs of Zinacantec textiles and their makers, this study provides a long-term examination of the cognitive and socialization processes involved in transmitting weaving knowledge across two generations. Author Patricia Marks Greenfield first visited the village of Nabenchauk in 1969 and 1970. Her return in 1991 and regular visits through 2003 enable her to combine a scholarly study of the impact of commercialization and globalization on textile design and sales, creativity, acculturation, and female socialization with poignant personal reflections on mother-daughter relationships, social change, and collaboration. Her collection of data and range of approaches make this book a contribution to studies of cognition and socialization, the life cycles of material culture, and the anthropology of the Maya. Weaving Generations Together will appeal to both the academic specialist and anyone who admires Maya weaving and culture."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Weaving and Folk Art of Chiapas Mexico

Author : Walter F. Morris
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A Millenium of Weaving in Chiapas

Author : Walter F. Morris
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Weaving Transnational Solidarity

Author : Katherine O’Donnell
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Book documents contemporary, civil society, political and economic justice organizing by autonomous, Mayan women's weaving cooperative, Jolom Mayaetik, and its sister grassroots, NGO, in Chiapas, Mexico- epicenter of neoliberal globalization and resistance to it- and an emergent transnational solidarity network.

Maya Threads

Author : Walter F. Morris, Jr.
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Enter the Maya world through the pages of this book. Understand the roots of Maya culture and costume as it is expressed in their ancient history and legends, and in their ever-evolving, colorful, beautifully handcrafted dress. You will see exquisite gauze fabrics that trace their origins from the 9th century AD to a present-day lowland village; festival wear that blends Roman Catholicism and paganism, reverence and mockery; gloriously brocaded and embroidered wardrobes that tie communities together, embroidery techniques that reflect displacements and migrations - in other words, fabrics that trace the history and evolution of a people.

Textile Traditions of Mesoamerica and the Andes

Author : Margot Blum Schevill
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In this volume, anthropologists, art historians, fiber artists, and technologists come together to explore the meanings, uses, and fabrication of textiles in Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia from Precolumbian times to the present. Originally published in 1991 by Garland Publishing, the book grew out of a 1987 symposium held in conjunction with the exhibit "Costume as Communication: Ethnographic Costumes and Textiles from Middle America and the Central Andes of South America" at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Brown University.

Beyond Boundaries

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The Virtual Poetics of Resistance in Chiapas

Author : Sarah Louise Grussing
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Continuity and Change in Backstrap Loom Textiles of Highland Guatemala

Author : Ruth Claus Morrissey
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Traditional Textiles from Mexico Guatemala Panama

Author : Mexican Fine Arts Center--Museum (Chicago, Ill.)
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Granddaughters of Corn

Author : Marilyn Anderson
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Photographs and text describing the struggle for human rights in Guatemala and Central America.

Am ricas

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Never Again a World Without Us

Author : Teresa Ortiz
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Handmade Money

Author : Walter F. Morris
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MLA International Bibliography of Books and Articles on the Modern Languages and Literatures

Author : Modern Language Association of America
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Vols. for 1969- include ACTFL annual bibliography of books and articles on pedagogy in foreign languages 1969-

The Yucatan and Mayan Mexico

Author : Nick Rider
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Whether travelers are planning their city break in advance or want instant guidance exploring, Cadogan City Guides are the ideal companions. They provide a truly accessible way into the heart of a city, with a unique introductory full-color section packed with ideas for days out and itineraries and extensive, cross-referenced maps with all listings clearly marked (the fullest listings of any city guide available). They also include a wealth of engaging cultural and historical knowledge, along with anecdotes and colorful stories written in the enthusiastic, informed, personal way for which Cadogan is renowned. The Yucatan capital of Cancun boasts one of the ten biggest resorts in the world, and Mexico's stunning Caribbean coastline is one of the world's fastest-growing holiday areas. Visitor figures have risen to over 10 million a year, and 90% of them come from the United States. The guide balances practical advice and information on the best places to dive, kayak, and parasail, with engrossing background detail. It features informed and sensitive commentary on the culture and history of the Yucatan, its Spanish colonial heritage, and modern Mayan communities. The author lived in Spain for many years and has traveled tens rely in Mexico. Special sections provide insights into the area's prolific ancient Mayan legacy: the magnificent ins of Tulum and Chichen ltza and the Giant Catacombs at Loltun. The guide encompasses the staggering diversity of the southern states, revealing empty tropical beaches, wild-turtle islands, old pirate villages, and the most glorious coral reefs in the world.

Symbolism of a Ceremonial Huipil of the Highland Tzotzil Maya Community of Magdalenas Chiapas

Author : Walter F. Morris
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