Guatemala Book Interview – Maugey Journey Discovering Textiles in Guatemala

Recorded Interview:

Maguey Journey: Discovering Textiles in Guatemala
Author Kathryn Rousso

The name maguey refers to various forms of the agave and furcraea genus, also sometimes called the ecntury plant. The fibers extracted from the leaves of these plants are spun into fine cordage and worked with a variety of tools and techniques to create textiles, from net bags and hammocks to equestrian gear. Kathryn Rousso does an outstanding job at explaining this little known aspect of Guatemalan culture. You will enjoy her interview.

Maguey Journey: Discovering Textiles in Guatemala

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