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Guatamalan back strap weaving

Guatamalan back strap weaving

Date
1987-09
Description
Eight color slides. The Gomez family live on the Miccosukee Reservation. Back strap weaving is a Mexican-Mayan tradition that involves a portable loom, allowing the weaver to work in any location. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Fragos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk art between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers focused on those areas previously overlooked by FFP staff. The research focused on identifying folk artists and locating appropriate exhibit objects.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Guatamalan back strap weavingGuatamalan back strap weavingStill ImageFieldwork
Mayans
Native Americans
Guatemalan Americans
Weaving
Demonstrations
Material culture
Decorative arts
Looms
Maya arts
Weavers
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