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Maya Textile Art: Collections of the Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya

August 31, 2006

This exhibition emphasized the artistic and creative character of Maya textiles and their masterful use of form, pattern, color, and texture, as well as their technical virtuosity.  It marked the first time that New York audiences were able to admire contemporary textiles juxtaposed with works of art, reflecting the splendor and continuity of the Maya culture that has spanned centuries and continues to thrive today. The exposition aimed to illuminate the collection of Maya textile selections as unique and inimitable “pieces of art” that are distinguished by the aesthetic quality of their composition, authenticity, and structural perfection, reaching beyond their utilitarian function and the rich symbolic content each incorporates. The catalogue includes texts by Maria Teresa Pomar and Juan Rafael Coronel Rivera. 2006  82 pp.