Well I have completed my last Kogin class. Rather sad about that, but, I know it is time to move on. I took my vintage Kogin jacket off the wall and donated it to the Guild Museum Collection. The high humidity here isn't good for the fabric. I could have sold it I suppose but I didn't want to do that.
That left a rather large void on my wall. I have quite a collection of vintage and antique textiles and decided on another "Guatemalan woven Huipil" to hang in its place. I love this old design. At first glance it looks embroidered but it is woven and on a backstrap loom no less. That cat like motive is interesting. I have seen that in work I collected from Peru.
I hung a sash on one end of the rail and a belt on the other.
The belt is all representative of local fruits and vegetable. I used it as a hat band.
The belt has the most amazing tassels at the ends. They hang down so at first you don't see the colours.
The shafts are some kind of metal covered with wool. I'm not sure of their significance. The ends of the sash has a very, almost modern design motive woven there.
Whilst deciding what I would hang here I came across a number of antique pieces I have from India and I think that one at least needs to be incorporated into a wall hanging. That is a project for the future.