Daily Archives: August 5, 2008

Photo of the day: Mayan weaving

I’ve blogged previously about how I love design work based on geometric patterns.

One of my favourite photos from my trip to Mexico last year was this piece of weaving I found in the town museum in San Lorenzo Zinacantan (a village just outside San Cristobal de las Casas, in Chiapas state).

Mayan weaving in San Lorenzo Zinacantan

Mayan weaving in San Lorenzo Zinacantan

It was a real shame that this pattern was so different from the others in the museum, and from what was on sale in local markets, so I couldn’t buy anything similar to take home. I’d also forgotten to charge my camera so this is a much lower-res picture from my mobile phone.

It also, bizarrely enough, reminds me of the seat covers on some of the Tube trains back home in London. Although clearly much nicer!