Category Archives: History – Historias

A world of ixim (maize) – Un mundo de ixim (maiz)

In K’iche’, one of the five languages spoken by members of Trama Textiles, Guatemala is known as “Ixim Ulew”– Tierra del Maiz, or the Land of Corn. Maiz is such a fundamental part of Mayan cultures that several Mayan language … Continue reading

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The Number 20 – El Numero 20

While most of us today use a base-10 number system, from ancient times, the Mayan number system has been base-20. Each number through 19 has a distinct name and symbol. The number 20 in K’iche’, one of the indigenous languages … Continue reading

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