Maya Textiles of Guatemala: The Gustavus A. Eisen Collection, 1902

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University of Texas Press, 1993 - Antiques & Collectibles - 295 pages
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"Informative and beautifully illustrated.... It is both a detailed anthropological study, which delves into aspects of Mayan culture and examines historical and sociological forces brought to bear on Mayan communities of Guatemala, and a catalog of the stunning collections, containing descriptions of techniques, dying processes, and textile production."


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Analysis with extensive commentary of a collection of Guatemalan Maya textiles collected in 1902 by Gustavus A. Eisen under the aegis of Phoebe Apperson Hearst. Gorgeous book by Margot Schevill. Many, many photos, both B & W and color. The textiles are amazing and so is the book. Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Margot Blum Schevill is a textile consultant for the P. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

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