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The fibers extracted from the leaves of these plants are spun into fine cordage and worked with a variety of tools and techniques to create textiles, from net bags and hammocks to equestrian gear. In this fascinating book, Kathryn Rousso, an accomplished textile artist, takes a detailed look at the state of maguey culture, use, and trade in Guatemala. She has spent years traveling in Guatemala, highlighting maguey workers' interactions in many locations and blending historical and current facts to describe their environments.
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Rousso, Kathryn, Maguey Journey: Discovering Textiles in Guatemala, 2010, University of Arizona Press, Tucson.
Textile Technique – India: Leheriya and Mothra. Member Profile: Kathryn Keegan. Textile Techniques: Cook Islands – Tivaivai. Special Section: 2008 Annual Report/2009 Annual Meeting. Special Section: 2010 Annual Report/2011 Annual Meeting.
Maguey Journey: Discovering Textiles in Guatemala. Published 2010 by the University of Arizona press. Articles by Kathryn Rousso. Kathy Rousso’s Baskets, Ravenstail Newsletter, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 5. Sopladores, Capoteras, Chacaras and Mochilas: Interesting Techniques From the Americas. 2014, Strands, vol. 21. Palm Textiles in Guatemala.
Kathy Rousso gave a talk on maguey fiber at the museum, based on her new book, Maguey Journey: Discovering Textiles in Guatemala. The Museo Ixchel is located on 6a Calle final, zona 10, on the grounds of the Universidad Francisco Marroqun in Guatemala City. The museum is open from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, and from 9am to 1pm on Saturday. Admission is Q35 for adults, Q15 for students and Q8 for schoolchildren.
The name "maguey" refers to various forms of the agave and furcraea genus, also sometimes called the century plant. The fibers extracted from the leaves of these plants are spun into fine cordage and worked with a variety of tools and techniques to create textiles, from net bags and hammocks to equestrian gear.