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History of Mayan Dress

Motifs of the ancient Maya garments
survive in the weavings of today.

Yaxchilán
diamond pattern

The design of the universe (a diamond) appearing on a garment from the Classic Maya site of Yaxchilán is also the main motif of modern huipiles from several villages of Chiapas.

  Yaxchilán drawings by Ian Graham
toad pattern

The design of the universe (a diamond) appearing on a garment from the Classic Maya site of Yaxchilán is also the main motif of modern huipiles from several villages of Chiapas.

Yaxchilán
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