Books: 3 publications by the Friends of the Ixil Museum – USA/Guatemala

Winning Bid: $50.00

Donated by the Friends of the Ixchel Museum

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This donation is a set of 3 publications produced by the Friends of the Ixchel Museum FOIM).  FOIM funded the research for the research and production of these educational publications about Mayan Culture and traditions.

De Cuadritos: This is a 20 page educational workbook about the su’t or quadrito which is a cloth originating in Mayan Mesoamerica. It can be folded a number of ways to be come a hat, a garment, or a bag. This book includes descriptions in English, Spanish, and Kaqchikel.

Mayan Traje: This is a 34 page catalog features gorgeous photos of Mayan Traje (garments including huipils, dresses, and aprons) from the collection of the Friends of Ixil Museum. In addition to full-color photographs, the descriptions are in both English and Spanish.

Un Poco de Todo Sobre el Tejido Maya: This 20 page educational workbook focuses on traditional weavings and clothing of Mayan culture. There are a number of interactive activities, as well as adorable cutout dolls with paper clothing. The pages are pre-scored so that the paper dolls and clothing will easily pop out of the sheets.

More about Friends of the Ixchel Museum:

Friends of the Ixchel Museum (FOIM) is a U.S. charitable foundation established in 1984 that promotes interest in the Mayan textile tradition of Guatemala and the work of the Museo Ixchel. In this way, it contributes to the understanding, preservation and protection of this important cultural legacy.

FOIM is made up of Guatemalan and North American volunteers who share an interest in Guatemala and their commitment to increase appreciation of Mayan textile art.

Every year, the Friends sponsor publications and projects both in the U.S. and in Guatemala. Among them are educational programs, ethnographic research and photographic documentation in several communities, as well as the classification and cataloging of the museum’s collections of textiles and photographs. It has also made possible the English translation and publication of several of the museum’s works, the production of videotapes in Spanish and English, and a Spanish language activity book for children.

Its work to publicize and promote Guatemalan textiles includes putting on exhibits in the United States and publishing a biannual newsletter describing both FOIM activities and those of the museum.

The Museum itself is located in Guatemala City. A short and engaging overview can be found in an article in Revue Magazine (May 2017 issue). For more information, see the ‘Museum Highlights’ section of this website.


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