Guatemala: Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena de Guatemala, 1985. 15 color plates 12 black and white. Museum catalog of the history of indigenous textiles from this municipality in the Chimaltenango department of Guatemala. Some with technical analysis. Scholarly. Extensive bibliography. Spanish text.
Mexican and Central American Textiles
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New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1977. 12 color plates 140 black and white figures. "The unique beauty of Guatemalan weaving lies in the simplicity of its elements -- natural yarns and dyes, the imagery of the earth, and the backstrap loom. Author Lena Bjerregaard has made several trips to...
Seville: Editorial Católica Española, 1966. Extract from Actas y Memorias: XXXVI Congreso Internacional de Americanistas. English text. No illustrations.
London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. 39. "In Caribbean history, the European colonial plantocracy created a cultural diaspora in which African slaves were torn from their ancestral homeland. In order to maintain vital links to their traditions and culture, slaves retained certain customs and nurtured them in the Caribbean. The creation of...
Cambridge: Peabody Museum Press, 1992. 335 black and white figures. Massive. 57 page chapter on textiles with 38 figures by Joy Mahler Lothrop. "In this abundantly illustrated third and final volume on the artifacts found by Edward H. Thompson in the Well of Sacrifice, specialists analyze the great variety of...
Colorado Springs: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 1984. 46 color plates 98 black and white.
Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2000. 125 black and white. Scarce. Scholarly overview of current research on New World archaeological fabrics. "In recent years, archaeological textile research has undergone a major expansion in scope. Once primarily concerned with the simple description of fabrics, basketry, and cordage, textile researchers...
Mexico City: Ediciones Mexicanas, 1950. 32 watercolor plates, 29 black and white figures showing 43 examples.
Buenos Aires: Vega y Eguiguren, 2002. 55 color plates. National Museum of Decorative Arts exhibition catalog of ponchos from private and public collections. Covers these textiles from Precolumbian Andes to contemporary central America. Uncommon in hardback.
San Francisco: California State University, 1972. 22 black and white plates 2 figures 2 maps. Treganza Anthropology Museum Paper Number 10. "...a meticulous description of native weaving practices, the narrative vividly portrays day-to-day life among the rural Triques of south-central Mexico. Documented here also are major changes which have occurred...
Antwerp: Etnografisch Museum, 2003. 198 illustrations mostly in color. Museum exhibition catalog of Mayan textiles and clothing from the end of the 19th century to the present day.
Mexico: Congreso Internacional de Americanistas, 1964. 5 black and white plates 3 figures. Extract from the Sobretiro del XXXV Congreso Internacional de Americanistas Mexico, 1962. Illustrations show 21 examples. Presentation copy signed by the author. English text.
Jericho, NY: Exposition Press, 1969. 26 color illustrations 150 black and white. Most color illustrations are of mola blouses and the subject is discussed in detail. Includes sacred and secular art.
Mexico: Artes de Mexico, 1993 (1998). 59 color plates 15 black and white. Numero 19. Spanish-English text.
Chicago: McCormick Gallery, 2011. 57 color plates 50 monochrome photographs and drawings. Exhibition catalog of post-classic Saltillo sarapes. "This represents a seventy-five year period in which superb examples were produced with an expanded canon of design concepts and the benefit of newly available dyes and yarns. This was also an...
Guatemala: José de Pineda Ibarra, 1967. Uncommon. Thoroughly illustrated with black and white photographs and figures including 155 design patterns. Spanish text.
Mexico City: Museo Rufino Tamayo, 1986. 46 color plates 10 black and white figures. Museo Rufino Tamayo exhibition catalog of ancient and contemporary textiles from Mexico.
(Mexico): Tapetes Mexicanos, S.A., 1974. 100 Color Plates 5 Black and White. Catalog of a business venture to have Indians make knotted pile rugs from native folk art designs.
Guatemala: Museo Ixchel del Traje Indígena, 1991. 9 color plates 92 black and white. Uncommon museum catalog of the indigenous textiles of two of Guatemala's municipalities. Spanish text.
Washington: Carnegie Institution of Washington / Johnson Reprint Corp. 1945 (1966). 130 black and white figures. Each figure includes 3-10 examples. Classic, important.
New Orleans: Middle American Research Institute, Tulane University of Louisiana, 1942. 4 black and white plates 3 figures. Middle American Research Records Volume 1. Uncommon.
Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History, 2006. 66 color illustrations, 3 historic monochrome photos, 1 map. Abstract: This study analyzes 145 huipiles (Maya women's blouses) stored in the Department of Anthropology at the Field Museum. These blouses were collected during the period 1893–1995 from seven towns in the Guatemalan Highlands...
New Orleans: 1935. 3 color plates 19 black and white. Scarce. Department of Middle American Research Series Publication No. 6. Tulane University.
New York: Barre Publishing, 1977. 188 color plates 200 black and white. The first definitive book dedicated to molas, the textiles of the Kuna people from the San Blas islands off the coast of Panama.
Mexico City: Fomento Cultural Banamex, 2003. 60 plates, most in color. Exhibition catalog of modern Mexican textiles in traditional designs. Spanish text.