July 7 – August 27 • Joan Mondale Gallery • Opening Reception: July 14, 6-8 pm

I want to make a rug that absorbs people, I want them to have the impression that they are walking through my rug, feeling that they are here in Guatemala. This is my inspiration when I am making rugs, what I am doing when I am drawing, choosing my colors.” -Zoila Calgua Morales, artist

Featuring 6 vibrant contemporary works by the 6 textile artists of the Maya Women’s Rug Hooking Cooperative of Guatemala / Cooperative de Alfombras de Mujeres Maya en Guatemala, a program that encourages Maya women to produce innovative textiles combining the art of rug hooking with design elements and colors inspired by motifs from traditional, hand-woven Maya clothing. The rugs symbolize innovation, artistic endeavor, and economic empowerment.

Artists Featured
Bartola Morales Tol
Glendy Emiliana Muj Mendoza de Barreno
Maria Estela Az Tamayac
Ramona Cristina Tumax Tzunun
Yolanda Sebastiana Calgua de Sucunu
Zoila Calgua Morales

Special Events

Reception + Talk
Rug Money: The Power and Triumph of Maya Women’s Artistry

Mary Ann Wise
Thursday, July 21, 6:30–8 pm
$15/$10 Textile Center Members
Artist Yessika Calgua Morales will be in attendance from Guatemala

Maya Rug Hooking Workshop
Yessika Calgua Morales
Saturday & Sunday, July 23 & 24, 10 am–4 pm
$225/$175 Textile Center Members

Textile Center exhibitions are supported in part with funds from the Joan Mondale Gallery Endowment.