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Endangered Threads Documentaries


Sheer Elegance: Surviving Strands of Ancient Maya Weaving

Sheer Elegance - Endangered Threads Documentary(Project under development)

Sheer woven cloth (based on finely spun thread and a balanced, spaced weave) with brocaded decorations was only one of many weaving styles practiced by ancient Maya weavers. This documentary will highlight weavers who continue to practice such a style in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, and Venustiano Carranza, Chiapas, Mexico, and will discuss the style’s probable roots as found on Classic Maya pottery and murals, and in archeological finds. More Info

Saving the Weavers: Small Assistance Programs
For Maya Women in Highland Guatemala

Saving the Weavers - an Endangered Threads DocumentaryMeet ten extraordinary people who have dedicated years of their lives to helping Maya women devastated by the 36-year Guatemalan Civil War, and learn about the assistance programs they set up. More Info

Narrator: Lina del Roble
Running time: 43 minutes
Item No. 004
Price: $20.00 plus $6.00 shipping plus tax

Manuela & Esperanza: The Art of Maya Weaving

Manuela & Esperanza - Endangered Thread DocumentaryEnter into the lives of two accomplished Maya weavers as they accept the challenge of weaving traditional blouses or huipiles in less than 90 days, from the purchase of threads to the last stitch. More Info

Narrator: Lina del Roble
Running time: 29 minutes
Item No. 003
Price: $20.00 plus $6.00 shipping plus tax

A Century of Color: Maya Weaving & Textiles

A Century of Color -Endangered Threads DocumentarySurveys 100 years of continuity and change in Maya weaving and textiles of Guatemala with stunning examples of blouses, skirts, belts, hair ribbons, men’s wear, ikat and embroidery. More Info

English Narrator: Cheryl Guerrero
Spanish Narrator: Marta Lucía Beltrán
Running time: 53 minutes
Item No. 002
Price: $20.00 plus $6.00 shipping plus tax

Splendor in the Highlands: Maya Weavers of Guatemala

Splendor in the Highlands - Endangered Threads DocumentaryWith brilliant colors and intimate views, textile scholar, author and anthropologist Margot Blum Schevill introduces us to 22 Guatemalan weavers and their weaving styles and techniques. More Info

Narrator: Margot Blum Schevill
Running time: 27 minutes
Item No. 001
Price: $20.00 plus $6.00 shipping & handling plus tax