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Re: Art of Aztecs, Incas, and Mayas

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Sun, 27 Oct 1996 19:22:52 -0500

The Mayans, even today, are well known for their weaving. Huichol yarn
painting is still practiced today in exquisite detail. I just returned form
Guatemala last week and was able to a huipil (Woven and embroidered shirt
worn by people of a particular township, each pattern or set of images
identifies where a person is from). Yarn painting can be done cost
effectively by having students draw out a design on a piece of cardboard and
then glue strips of yarn down to complete the design. All of the space must
be filled so have them use small pieces of cardboard, the thicker the better!
I hope this helps,
Meredith Borin
University of Arizona