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Trajé: Maya Textile Artistry

August 29, 2021

Translated to “traditional dress,” Trajé possesses a deep cultural significance to the Guatemalan Maya people, as it represents a tradition of weaving and symbolism that has been passed from mother to daughter for hundreds of years. In the LSU Textile & Costume Museum’s exhibition, textiles and artifacts from this tradition—representing over forty Mayan villages in the Guatemala highlands—will be on display.

Accompanying the textiles are photographs by Connie Frissbee Houda, a New York photojournalist who has spent much of her career capturing the spirit of Mayan cultures. Houda will be present at the exhibits grand opening on August 29, and available for discussions on her experience. At 2:30 pm, Dr. Travis Doering, the co-director of the digital heritage and humanities collections at the University of South Florida, will also present a lecture titled “Woven Voices: A Journey into Maya Textiles and Cultural Heritage”. The opening reception will take place from 2 pm–5 pm and is free to the public.

For more information, contact Erica Woolard at (225) 578-2448 or at ericaw@lsu.edu.

Location:
Human Ecology Building, Louisiana State University Tower and South Campus Drive
Baton Rouge
Louisiana

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Date:
August 29, 2021