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Mayan textile crafts on display at Mexico's Chiapas
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Nov '12
A unique textile exhibition, displaying the largest-ever collection of ancient Mayan textile crafts, is going on at the New World Center Maya Textiles (CTMM), located inside the former Convent of Santo Domingo de San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas, southern Mexico.
 
Around 3,000 pre-Hispanic textile items made in Mexico and Guatemala, some even belonging to the era between 600 and 900 AD, have been displayed for the first time for general public viewing, after being protected and restored for decades at the convent.
 
The exhibits include nearly 582 garments and about 228 textile crafts personally collected by the New York-based writer, editor, scholar and anthropologist Francesco Pellizzi from over 20 Chiapas municipalities like Tzotzil and Tzeltal.
 
The event also features 200 as well as 970 textile pieces contributed by the region’s indigenous weavers ‘Jolobil Sna’ and ‘Olga Arriola’, respectively. 
 
Mayans were the primitive aboriginal people of south-eastern Mexico and parts of Central America, including Guatemala.
 

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