18 April 2007

Mayan Village Exhibit

At Xcaret they had an elaborate set-up of a typical Mayan village. Guess what I saw in one of the huts? FIBER STUFF!!!

Yes, there was roving, hand carders, a couple spinning wheels, and hand-spun yarn on display.

I could be wrong, but I don't think the Mayan's used wheels...maybe hand spindles?


AR said...

Cool! I don't know how they spun the fiber back then, but I bet that was neat to see.

buttercup said...

I love when they think about fiber and how they made what they wore.

What a great get away! There's nothing like escaping to warmth!