The flowering of Maya culture.

Posted by Petra Veerman on

Maya threads: A woven history of Chiapas:

The "flowering" of Maya culture is more than a metaphor in Zincantan, Chiapas where local dress is a lavish field of ever changing flowers. For every major festival, families wear new sets of clothing embroidered with fresh designs and the current color palette.

Two decades of experimentation with embroidery and brocade created an endless splash of colours and styles in Zincantan. The simple brocaded lozenges along the hem grew into complex tapestries. As women mastered new embroidery techniques, bigger and bolder flowers enveloped men's fashion.