Woven 100% Wool Blanket Hand Woven Guatemala Mayan Momostenango

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Hand Made Woven 100% Wool Blanket from the high mountain village of Momostenango, Guatemala. This wonderful 100% Wool blanket is a treasure. It measures approximately 86" x 70" and is in excellent condition. The colors are a natural tan, brown stripes with a geometrical Mayan hieroglyph border and fringe. The blankets are thick soft and incredibly warm to fend off the nighttime cold in the highlands. It is new, never been used and still retains the wonderful aroma of natural lanolin. On trip to the Guatemalan Western Highlands in the late 80's. It has been stored in a cedar trunk ever since. I purchased several of these wonderful blankets directly from the weaver in the past and more recently. In Mayan society it is the men who weave the wool blankets. It is a sad fact that they are making less and less hand woven items. As the Mayan culture is becoming "modernized" the old traditions of hand woven textiles of natural fibers is disappearing.

Item Details

Reference #:
10670g5
Quantity
0
Category
Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
Department
Antiques
Year
80's
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
x x
Weight
6.00
Condition
Excellent
Material
100% Wool