San Antonio Aguas Calientes huipil close up and personal

As a ps to my last blog entry, here are closer shots for those who like details. (From facebook you have to go to the blog itself to see all the pictures. At least on mine, only one showed up on the facebook entry.)

This is the double-sided or reversible technique, often called marcador but not by everyone.
This is the double-sided or reversible technique, often called marcador but not by everyone.
The border above is woven in a different kind of brocade technique. It does not show on the back.
The border above is woven in a different kind of brocade technique. It does not show on the back.
Moving back another step, marcador in the middle, brocade above and below.
Moving back another step, marcador in the middle, brocade above and below.
The back side or inside, showing both reversible and one-sided sections.
The back side or inside, showing both reversible and one-sided sections.
And so you won't have to go back one blog entry to see it in full again, here it is, being shown by weaver Marta Leticia's parents-in-law Herminia and Chavelo.
And so you won’t have to go back one blog entry to see it in full again, here it is, being shown by weaver Marta Leticia’s parents-in-law Herminia and Chavelo.

To learn more about Herminia Santos, her weaving, and her life, check her out in Traditional Weavers of Guatemala – Their Stories, Their Lives. Good stories of twenty artisans, if I do say so myself.

 

 

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4 thoughts on “San Antonio Aguas Calientes huipil close up and personal

  1. Beautiful work. Thank you for showing the details. I saw through Marilyn R’s facebook comments that you are curious how the weaving works. Did I understand that correctly? I may be able to help. I am certainly curious what questions you may have.

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    1. Erica, thanks for the offer. The weaving is easy, it’s the facebook technology that is a mystery to me. I guess if I put as much effort, and as many years, into learning the tech stuff as I did into learning to weave – and had as good teachers! – then I could do it too. I don’t know that I am going to live that long; I would sure welcome the teachers though.

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