You wouldn’t know this is a ceremonial Tzute or headpiece by just looking at it. Utilitarian indeed, one gets lost in its rainbow colors and loom-weaved energy. The anthropomorphic animal imagery shows chickens, peacocks and two horses standing erect, surrounded by more avian shapes and (alas!) a human figure in bird transcendence. Illuminated, obsessed, invoking divinity, obscurity left behind, instead becoming colors, shapes and Design.

This is Guatemalan raw data for you, our analysis is history and faith.

This post is by Josue Urbina, Tessitura Manager in the Digital and Emerging media department at Cooper Hewitt.

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