Mayan Weaver

Mayan Weaver
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Mayan women have been weaving clothes for centuries. When the Spaniards arrived, they were amazed by the brightly colored dress of the Mayas. Mayan women traditionally wear traje, which is a combination of a skillfully woven, multicolored blouse called a huipal and of a corte, a woven wraparound skirt that reaches to the ankles, and is held together by a faja(sash) at the waist. Women also wear some form of headdress, such as a panuelo, on their heads, or cintas, four- or five-foot-long colorful ribbons that are braided into their long, shiny black hair.