Traditional Backstrap woven sash Chajul Guatemala - Stock Image

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Handwoven on a traditional backstrap loom, the faja or sash is an important Mayan womens clothing item and symbol of Mayan identity. The design varies from village to village. This is a detail from an old sash from the town of Chajul in the Ixil area of Guatemala, This town used motifs of birds and animals along with geometric shapes.. Traditional Maya designs are found in Guatemala,Honduras and Mexico.
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