“Harvest of the Cornfields” is a charming folksy embroidered piece purchased from Multicolores, an organisation that creates economic opportunities for talented and motivated artists in Guatemala. Maria Magdalena Tzina Vasquez is the artist that embroidered this piece in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala depicting the harvest of corn. Maize (corn) was so important to the ancient Mayans, which, carries through to today, that it even had spiritual and religious significance. According to Maya mythology, human beings were created from maize: white corn was used for the bones, yellow corn for the muscles, black corn for the eyes and hair, and red corn for the blood.
It measures 18″ x 18″ embroidered on cotton and can be framed or made into a cushion cover.