Gatemara-no Saru(Brocade with Design of Guatemalan Monkey)
The design of this brocade is modeled after a pattern of HUIPIL, a primitive clothing of POCOMAM tribe, Mayan Indians who lived in Mixco, the highland of eastern Guatemala where Mayan civilization had prospered between 3C, B.C. and 15C, A.D. The design, style, and way of wearing of the HUIPIL, woven brilliantly by operating hand loom with high tech nique, defer multifariously by each village.
We have woven into warp-patterned brocade in rich color with highly formalized pattern of simplified monkey and symbolic geometric pattern, thinking of the life and the culture of Mayan tribe who lived harmonizing themselves with the nature.