Yasuko Nakamura, Guatemalan textiles
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Yasuko Nakamura, Textiles in Guatemala   Zoom Lecture

The records from 2010 to 2020
Traveler Yasuko Nakamura
All 8 times will be held every other month from June 2022
19:00〜21:00
◾ Course fee: ¥2200 per lecture
◾In the case of 8 batch applications
Tuition fee ¥16000 & the privilege of viewing free pre-lecture recording 

Guatemalan women in huipil

Guatemalan women in huipil

Huipils

Huipils

Where is Guatemala locaed?
What kind of costumes are worn inGiatemala?
How is traditional weaving done in Guatemala?
Guatemala is a country that often evokes nostalgia, despite its distance from us on the othlocated?er side of the planet.
Guatemalan woman carring vegetable on her head

Guatemalan woman carring vegetable on her head

A Guatemalan horse carrying wood on its back

A Guatemalan horse carrying wood on its back


Let's experience the joy of traditional weaving together, while admiring the vibrant colors of the beautiful costumes and basking in the warm glow of the festive lights.
Yasuko and Guatemalan women wearing huipils."
Yasuko and Guatemalan women wearing huipils and cortes

Yasuko and Guatemalan women wearing huipils and cortes


We will introduce Guatemalan traditional clothing, which features stylish geometric patterns of birds, dogs, and even mythical creatures.
Guatemalan women wearing traditional garments

Guatemalan women wearing traditional garments


We will be explaining the unique characteristics of the traditional clothing of each village, including the stories behind the patterns and the techniques used to create them. We will be showcasing the costumes of approximately 16 villages, providing a comprehensive overview of Guatemalan textiles. We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to appreciate the beauty and intricacy of Guatemala's national costumes.

"Yasuko Nakamura's Textiles of Guatemala" will be held

Join us every other month on the 2nd Friday from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM via Zoom


1st Session June 10, 2022 Mechanism of Backstrap Loom in Guatemala (Basic Form)

  • "Materials for Weaving"
  • "Warping and Threading Techniques"
  • "Creating Four-Sided Selvages"
  • "Maintaining Width: Tips and Tricks"
  • "Plain Weave: The Foundation of Traditional Weaving"
  • "The Art of Good Weaving: Techniques and Approaches"
  • "Examples of Hand-Woven Traditional Clothing"
  • "Weepil: Women's Jacket"
  • "Sinta: Headdress"
  • "Faja: Belt"
  • "Perraje: Shawl"
  • "Corte: Skirt"
  • "Sute: All-Purpose Cloth"
  • "Men's Traditional Clothing"
  • "Other Considerations"

 The second Session August 12, 2022 Techniques of Guatemalan Textiles: Single-Sided Brocaded Weaving

In this second session, we will explore the techniques of single-sided brocaded weaving, a traditional technique used in many Guatemalan villages. We will introduce several villages known for their brocading work, including San Andrés Semetabaj, Armolonga, Aguas Calientes, San Juan, and Kotzal.


The third session October 14, 2022 Techniques of  Guatemala n Texties (Single-Sided Brocaded Weaving and Winding Techniques)

In this session, we will explore the intricate techniques of single-sided brocaded weaving and winding, which are used to create stunning designs in Guatemalan textiles. We will focus on the following villages known for their expertise in these techniques: San Lucas Tolimán, Nebaj, Colotenango, and Sacualpa.


The fourth session December 9, 2022 Guatemalan Weaving Techniques (Double-Sided Brocaded Weaving )

In this session, we will explore the fascinating art of double-sided brocaded weaving, a traditional technique used to create intricate designs on Guatemalan textiles. We will also discuss changes in the traditional costumes of Nawara Village, known for their unique and beautiful weaving.


The 5th Session February 10, 2023 Guatemalan Weaving Techniques (Double-Sided Brocaded weaving )

In this session, we will continue our exploration of Guatemalan weaving techniques with a focus on double-sided brocaded weaving. We will introduce several villages known for their expertise in this technique, including Chikirichapa, Chahuru, Shera, San José Poaquil, and San Juan Zacatepequez.
 


The 6th session  April 14, 2023  Techniques of Guatemalan textiles: Advanced Weaving Methods

In this session, we will delve into the intricate and advanced weaving methods used in Guatemalan textiles. We will focus on two villages known for their expertise in these techniques: Santa Maria de Jesús, where the complex type of weaving is practiced, and Santiago Atitlán, known for their use of the multi-heddle type of weaving.


The 7th session  June 9, 2023 Embroidered National costumes and Accessories   

In this session, we will explore the art of embroidery in Guatemalan national costumes and accessories. We will discuss the technique of landa, which involves sewing two pieces of cloth together, and how it is used in the creation of these garments. Additionally, we will showcase examples of embroidered belts, headdresses, small cloths, and other accessories that complement the national costumes.


The 8th session  August 11, 2023 Hand-Spun Textiles: Techniques and Materials

In this session, we will explore the traditional techniques and materials used in hand-spun textiles in Guatemala. We will discuss the various tools used in the process of hand-spinning, as well as the different types of materials utilized, such as brown cotton and wool.


Lecturer Yasuko Nakamura

Lecturer Yasuko Nakamura

Lecturer Yasuko Nakamura   

Lecturer Yasuko Nakamura started weaving for the first time at the age of 28 in a weaving class near her home, using a 4-harness loom. During her eight-year stay in Italy from 1995 to 2003, she studied intermittently with Ms. Grazziella Guidotti, learning the know-how of industrial design using more than 8 harnesses. She became interested in cloths and old textiles rooted in life in Europe and began to collect them.
While in Italy, she had the opportunity to take a Navajo weaving class from a Navajo mother and daughter (Sarah and Tanaba) and was shocked to know that ethnic textiles have their lives and backgrounds in the weavers. After returning to Japan, she presided over the textile class, STUDIO TESSLE, at her home.
She later traveled to various countries, including England, the Baltic countries, Vietnam, Poland, and the United States, in search of textiles. In 2010, she visited Guatemala in Central America for the first time, where she learned the technique of backstrap weaving using only sticks. She visited Guatemala every year until 2020 to collect textiles, tools, and materials.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she was forced to cancel her trips to Guatemala, but she has been spending a lot of time at home classifying drawings and materials. She is currently a member of the Guatemalan Mayan Weaving Study Group ARTEORI on Instagram.


Oigawa Kudzufu Weaving Studio
Zip code 428-0014
5-1 Kanaya Izumi-cho, Shimada-shi, Shizuoka, Japan
Telephone 81-547-45-4151 Fax 81-547-74-0115
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