The Basket Weavers

The Basket Weavers
Item# m-14

Year Photographed: 1992

Origin: Guatemala

Native Language: Quiche Mayan

Most basket weaving is done using reeds, rushes, split cane and vines. Baskets and matting were common among the ancient Maya, and the materials from which they were made occur in abundance throughout the area. No early Maya baskets have been discovered. However, they are depicted in Classic-period graphic art.