Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning: Guatemalan Mayan Weaving

Green textile with red, purple, blue and white geometric patterns and embroidered writing towards the bottom


Join collector and author Raymond Senuk for an introduction to Guatemalan weaving and culture focused on ceremonial textiles from San Pedro Sacatepéquez. San Pedro has a rich repertoire of textiles that were woven to venerate saints. Senuk will introduce examples from his collection and explore how these textiles reveal their age and use in the daily and ritual life of the community.

About Raymond Senuk

Raymond Senuk has collected historic Mayan textiles for more than 40 years, focusing on textiles made before 1940. He has curated numerous exhibitions and authored articles and books, including Maya Textiles of Highland Guatemala (1982), Embroidery – Stitches That Unite Culture (2010) and the Ceremonial Huipil Map (2013). Senuk has donated over 1,500 pieces from his collections to museums and educational institutions across the United States, including The Textile Museum. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in anthropology from Brooklyn College and Yale University.

How to Participate

You can register for this program online. After you register, we will email you a link and instructions for joining online via Zoom. Simply follow that link at the time the event starts (11 a.m. EDT). When you register, you can also request to receive a reminder email one day before the program with the link included. 

About Rug and Textile Appreciation Mornings

Collectors and experts discuss textile topics and display examples from their personal holdings. This series is named in honor of late Textile Museum trustee emeritus, Harold M. Keshishian. Browse upcoming programs