Please join us at Powell Library for the opening reception to Weaving Generations Together: Evolving Creativity in the Maya of Chiapas.
This exhibition explores cultural transmission and learning through children’s play weaving and apprenticeship in the Maya Highland community of Zincantán, Chiapas, Mexico. The exhibition sho
ws over one hundred textiles from Zincantán drawn from a research collection spanning from 1943 to the present, including hand-woven and embroidered ponchos, shawls, and huipils in vibrant colors and metallic threads as well as looms and weavings made by children. Maya people wear traditional clothing today and the exhibition demonstrates both continuity and change through the expression of weaving and embroidery.
This exhibition is based on a book by Patricia Marks Greenfield.
More information on the exhibition’s run can also be found HERE.
- Center for the Study of Women
- UCLA Library
- Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
- American Indian Studies Center
- Chicano Studies Research Center
- Latin American Institute
- Center for Mexican Studies
- Fiat Lux
- Office of Instructional Development