A Textile Guide to the Highlands of Chiapas - Walter Morris Jr.

A Textile Guide to the Highlands of Chiapas

By Walter Morris Jr.

  • Release Date: 2012-01-01
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies


A richly illustrated, bilingual book, this guide visits 20 villages in the Chiapas Highlands to showcase their stunning handwoven cloth while also providing an insider’s look into their history, folklore, festivals, traditions, and daily lives. Ritual transvestites, Virgin statues draped with native blouses, tunics designed to look like howler monkey fur, and elaborately floral shawls and ponchos—these are just a few of the unforgettable images captured in the book. Also included are a pull-out map of the Chiapas Highlands and dates of special festivals and local markets.