September – October 2014
Noted authority Alida Perez speaks on Mayan textiles, weaving and styles.
Sponsored by Department of Modern Languages & Literatures.
Alida Perez, a member of the Kakchikel Maya clan from San Antonio Aguas Calientes in Guatemala, is an advocate for the Maya people. Her accomplishments include the creation of Artisanos Unidos, a program that promotes indigenous craft and creates a market for them in the global economy. In addition, she founded the Museo Casa del Tajido Antiquo, in Antigua, Guatemala. The museum’s main focus is on the education of weaving practices, techniques, history and various styles employed by Maya artisans.
Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 — see Parking