Handmade in Nebaj in 1967...met an old woman and asked if she had any textiles that were not machine made. She went back into her house and came out with this 6-foot wrap but dismissed it because it had been torn below the pattern. She appreciated the $2 for it and I still marvel at the skill it took to create it - one of my favorite pieces.
Santa Maria Nebaj (often abbreviated to Nebaj) is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of El Quiché. Santa Maria Nebaj is part of the Ixil Triangle, along with San Juan Cotzal and San Gaspar Chajul. Native residents speak the Mayan Ixil language.
There is a nearby pre-Columbian archaeological site of the Maya civilization, called Nebaj.
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Photo taken in Nebaj, Guatemala
Misplaced? Suggest new location