Guatemala, at weaving by Max Pollak

Guatemala, at weaving by Max Pollak

Guatemala, at weaving

Max Pollak

Title

Guatemala, at weaving

 
Artist

Max Pollak

  1886 - 1970 (biography)
Year
c. 1950  
Technique
color softground etching and drypoint 
Image Size
5 1/8 x 6" 1/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
61 of 100  
Annotations
pencil titled, lower left 
Reference
 
Paper
fine cream laid 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
DASL135 
Price
$350.00 
Description
Backstrap weaving is an ancient art practiced for centuries in Guatemala. The looms are simple, often handmade by the weaver, and they are portable and can be easily rolled up when not in use. The back rod is tied to a tree or a post while weaving and the front end has a strap that encircles the waist of the weaver. The women of the Guatemala highlands use cotton yarn which has been dyed with natural plant dyes for their weaving.