It was my great fortune to come away from Antigua with many beautiful examples of Guatemalan textiles. I was quite eager to begin The Project. As it turned out, we ended up staying at a hotel in Guatemala City for two days directly following our trip to Antigua. So, while my husband attended to company business, the textiles and I got to know each other better.
As you recall, my intent was to use these items on my walls. I planned to stretch them over paint canvases and hang them like pieces of artwork. As I was new to understanding their structure, especially the huipiles, the first thing I decided to do was photograph, analyze and then mentally “desconstruct” them. One of the main things I had to keep in mind was the fact that half an inch on all sides of any pieces I came up with, was going…
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