El Museo Latino, announces the opening of the exhibition HUIPILES, Indigenous Textiles from Guatemala on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. The exhibit presents a selection of textiles from Guatemala, displaying the tradition of weaving and the history of Maya heritage. The textiles include traditional po’t or huipiles (blouses) from various Maya regions in Guatemala showing select villages’ distinctive style and symbolism. Huipiles are marvelous examples of traditions passed down from generation to generation.
The exhibit will be on view to the public through October 26, 2019.
This exhibition presents visitors with a variety of weaving techniques, as well as images of ancient and modern Maya symbolism, shining a light on this important tradition that survived the conquest. Special programming is planned during this exhibition and includes gallery talks, workshops and demonstrations.