Traditional Weavers of Guatemala: Their Stories, Their Lives; Deborah Chandler and Teresa Gordon; Photography by Joe Coca; Thrums Publications, 2015, 140 pp
Condition: Paperback, New
Description (from the dust cover): "In Traditional Weavers of Guatemala, twenty artisans share their personal histories, hopes, and dreams along with the products of their hands and looms... Many books have documented the colorful textiles of the Guatemalan Maya: Traditional Weavers of Guatemala.. goes far beyond the the usual by presenting intimate portraits of artisans working in the ancient traditions. In this book you will gain knowledge of the textiles themselves (how they are made, what tools are used, how they are evolving over time). You will come to know the people, backstrap weavers, basketmakers, embroiders, spinners of wool and cotton, dyers---and fell the importance of the work in their lives, economic livelihood."
Deborah Chandler and Teresa Gordon live in Guatemala and have a wealth of experiences weaving, teaching, and working with the artisans to retail and wholesale their products. They are great people too!