|Guatemalan Mayan Huipil|
My fascination for textile, colors, and patterns surfaced during my childhood, stemming perhaps from my trips to Guatemala. My father used to take us to visit his family and they'd take us to all the beautiful sites and colorful markets where my mom and aunt would haggle with the indigenous people to get the best prices. I loved being in those markets and coming home with bags galore! I can still smell the scent of leather...
|details of Mayan work|
To this day, I am still captivated by the colors and patterns, and not only from the Mayan people, but also from all over the world. Whether it has been Albania, Brazil, El Salvador, Morocco, Argentina, and other places, the first thing I do when I travel, I run to the markets where normally the indigenous people sell their goods.
|via: textilemuseum.org, K'iche' Maya huipil|
|Mayan design on sneakers! via sneakernews.com|
|Ikat design, Aldo for Julian Louie Spring 2011 collection|
|via www.mayabags.com, from Belize|
Here are some gorgeous handbags by Chak Chel, all made from beautiful Mayan fabrics.
|via www.redlotusmama.com, Bella Costas by Reef, crafted by artisans in the Mayan highlands of Guatemala|
|via shopplanetblue.com, Huipil Clutch by Precious Hands|
|Liz Carey Handbags|