Mayan Textile Resources



Terra Experience
This web site sells miniture huips for small children and dolls. There are lots of huipils here to look at and they are reliviely inexpensive to purchase.

This site has some information.

Margot Blum Schevill
Margot Blum Schevill is a museum anthropologist, textile scholar, author of books on Maya and Andean textiles and a curator at the San Francisco Airport Museums.


Best place to get Mayan textile books on-line is at: has a couple of titles:
The Maya Textile Tradition


  • Anderson, Marilyn. Guatemalan Textiles Today. Watson-Guptill Publications, New York. 1978, 200
  • Anderson, Marilyn and Jonathan Garlock. Granddaughters of Corn: portraits of Guatemala Women. Curbstone Press. Willimantic, CT. 1988, 124 pp
  • Annis, Sheldon. God and Production in a Guatemalan Town. University of Texas Press, Austin, TX. 1987, 197 pp
  • Atwater, Mary M. Guatemala Visited February – March 1946, Reprinted April 1965 as Shuttle Craft Guild Monograph Fifteen. Distributed by Craft and Hobby Book Service Big Sur, CA 1965
  • Bertrand, Regis and Danielle Magne. The Textiles of Guatemala. Studio Editions, London. 1991.
  • Bjerregaard, Lena, Techniques of Guatemalan Weaving. Van Nostrand Reinhold. New York. 1977.
  • Blum Schevill, Bargot. Maya Textiles of Guatemala: The Gustavus A. Eisen Collection, 1902. University of Texas. Austin. 1993.
  • de Arathoon, Barbara Knoke, translated by Jennifer H. de Keller: Un esbozo hisotico sobre tocados y chachales mayas de Guatemala: A Historical Outline of the Maya Headresses and Chachales of Guatemala, Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, Guatemala, Guatemala. 2000, 42 pp.
  • de Barrios, Linda Asturias and Diana Fernandez Garcia, translated by Jennifer H. de Keller; Mayan Clothing and Weaving Through the Ages, Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, Guatemala, Guatemala. 1999, 172 pp.
  • de Koose, Barbara and Liliana Batres. Guatemalan Native Costumes. pamphlet, Series Conozcamos numbero 7, Guatemala Guatemala. 1990. 12 ppde Rodriguez, Jody Zeik and Zeik, Nona M. Weaving on a Backstrap Loom. Hawthorn Books, New York. 1978, 189
  • Deuss, Krystyna. Indian Costumes from Guatemala. Second Edition Chas. Goater & Son. Nottingham. 1981, 72 pp
  • Dieterich, Mary G., Jon T. Erickson and Erin Younger; Guatemalan Costumes: The Heard Museum Collection. Heard Museum. 1979, 95 pp.
  • Ehlers, Tracy Bachrach. Silent Looms: Women and Production in a Guatemalan Town. Westview Press, Boulder, Colorado. 1990 177 pp.
  • Garrett, Wilbur E (Editor) and Kenneth Garret (photos). La Ruta Maya, in National Geographic Vol. 175, No. 4 October 1989.
  • Goodman, Frances Schaill Goodman, The Embroidery of Mexico and Guatemala. 1976.Charles Scribner’s Sons, NY, NY, 1976. 81 pp
  • Gordon, Beverly with Mary Ann Fitzgerald. Identity in Cloth: Continuity and Survival in Guatemalan Textiles. Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection. The Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. Madison, WI. 1993
  • Hendrickson, Carol. Weaving Identities: Construction of Dress and Self in a Highland Guatemala Town. University of Texas Press, Austin, TX 1995. 245 pp
  • Jenness, Aylette and Lisa W. Kroeber. A life of Their Own: An Indian Family in Latin America, Thomas Y. Crowell Company, NY, NY, 1975. 134 pp.
  • Klein, Kathryn (ed.), The Unbroken Thread: Conserving the Textile Traditions of Oaxaca. The Getty Conservation Institute. Los Angeles. 1997
  • Lemos, Pedro J. (editor), Guatemala Art Crafts. The Davis Press Inc., Worcester, MA, 1941. 40 pp
  • Miller, Mary Richardson. The Women of Candelaria, Pomegranate Artbooks, San Francisco. 1996 128 pp
  • Morales Hidalgo, Italo. U Cayibal Atziak: Images in Guatemalan Weavings. Four Ahau Press, Guatemala. Second Edition, 1990.
  • Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, Mayan Clothing of Guatemala (13 minute video), Guatemala, Guatemala. 1994.
  • Nash, June (editor). Crafts in the World Market, University of New York Press, Albany, NY. 1993. 264 pp
  • Nash, Manning. Machine Age Maya: The Industrialization of a Guatemalan Community. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, 1965 2nd edition. 155 pp
  • Pettersen, Carmen L. Maya. of/de Guatemala: Life and Dress/Vida y Traje. Second Edition. Ixchel Museum, Guatemala. 1976
  • Rowe, Ann Pollard. A Century of Change in Guatemalan Textiles. The Center for Inter-American Relations. 1981.
  • Sayer, Chloe Sayer. Mexican Patterns: A Design Source Book. Portland House, New York. 1990.
  • Schevill, Margo Blum. Maya Textiles of Guatemala: The Gustavus A. Eisen Collection, 1902, the Hearst Museum of Anthropology, The University of California at Berkeley. University of Texas Press, Austin, Texas. 1993, 295 pp
  • Schevill, Margo Blum and Janet Catherine Berlo and Edward B. Dwyer. Textile Traditions of Mesoamerica and the Andes: An Anthology. Garland Publishing., INC. NY, NY. 1991. 503 pp
  • Skoglun, Margaret. Maya Textiles from the Raymon E. Senuk Collection and Exhibition at the Angel Mounds State Historic Site. University of Southern Indiana. 1996. approx 25 pp
  • Sperlich, Norber and Elizabeth Katz Sperlich. Guatemalan Backstrap Weaving. University of Oklahoma Press. 1980. 176 pp
  • Taber, Barbara and Marilyn Anderson., Backstrap Weaving: Step-by-step techniques on one of the oldest and most versatile looms. Watson-Gupill Publications, New York. 1975. 160 pp.
  • Tokyo Kasei University. Resplandor de colores: Trajes indigenas Mayas de Guatemala. Kokyo Kasei University Japan, 1998. 168 pp
  • Vecchiato, Gianni. Guatemala Rainbow. Pomegranate Artbooks, San Francisco, CA.
  • Ventura, Carol Ann. Mayan Hair Sahes Backstrap Woven in Jacaltenango, Guatemala. Yax Te’ Press., Ranchos Palos Verdes, CA. 1996.
  • Weitlaner-Johnson, Irmgard. Mexican Indian Folk Designs: 252 Motifs from Textiles. Dover Publications. New York, 1993.