“Indigenous women in Chiapas woven from the beginning of time fulfilling a sacred work and elaborate designs that support the Mayan world. The codices containing all the Mayan knowledge were destroyed, pyramids, palaces and cities fell into disgrace and today are ruins, but in recent years, the tradition of tissue was sufficient to maintain the artistic expression of the Mayan wisdom. The textile designs have transcended time because they belong to the spirit of his race. The designs weavers are revealed in dreams, the strangest costumes ceremonies are cared for by the elderly and the saints of each community are dressed in the finest and well dreamed blouses “- Walter F. Morris” A millenium of weaving in Chiapas “From Huipil, recover traditional embroidery to adapt to new trends in the fashion world. Our Pad “Leonora” respects the design and colors of the traditional huipil from the beginning and from there, we transform the design slightly to adapt to new trends in fashion. It is difficult to summarize everything it stands for today continues to transcend culture, language and traditions. The Maya tissue has over a thousand years. The materials used by the Maya were basically the following:
The fiber coming from the sisal agave.
White cotton was easier trabajar.leonorahuipil
The color palette for the fabrics was very spacious, the colors they used the obtained from different plants and minerals such as:
The blue of the indigo plant.
The carmine chonchoncilla.
The dark violet purple.
To make tissue, fixed the wires from the woman’s waist, tied to a tree. In this way they were weaving yarns of different colors forming figures to the imagination of the weaving.
Signed: Daniela Ferrer