Origin

2013

"Origin" is a souvenir of the Maya culture in Chiapas, a federal state in the south of Mexico. The project is a mixture of the Maya an the spanish culture.

The scarf was brought to the Maya by the spanish conquerers. Origin combines the scarf with stiched initials of the person wearing it (or nowadays the brand) with the textile tradition of the Maya.

After having investigated the textile culture at close range in Chiapas, Mexico, Origin was developed. It's aim is to stress the beauty of the works of the Mayan culture. The scarf is woven by ancestors of Maya in remote villages using a special weaving technique. The Maya created a number system to measure time. They also gave it a graphic representation: points, lines an a shell representing the zero.

Material

Cotton
Handwoven fabric made in Chiapas
diverse colors

Dimensions

50 cm x 50 cm