|In 1940, artist and architect Frederick S. Crocker, Jr. created a series of highly detailed watercolors to document how the diverse and colorful clothing of 31 highland Maya communities was worn. Most of the clothing came from the collection of a prominent American who had lived in Guatemala since 1917. At the time he was painting, some styles of clothing had radically changed, having been supplanted by factory-made clothing. Unfortunately, only twelve of the 34 images were published in Crocker's time. These were made in the early 1950s with a color lithography process that could not capture the subtle shading and fine detail of the original watercolors.|
For the first time, the complete collection is now available. Each of the 100 cased sets contains all 34 of Crocker's beautifully detailed watercolor paintings of the traditional clothing worn in 31 highland Maya communities. Reproduced through a high-resolution giclée process at their original 13x17 format, the images in this collection capture all the subtleties of shade and detail of the originals and are suitable for framing.
Crocker's work was not limited to paintings but also included more detailed documentation. He visited the communities and, as an acute observer, made valuable notes on the clothing, its construction, how it was worn, and changes that were occurring at the time. Each set is
accompanied by a catalog containing Crocker's introduction to the collection and his notes on each community's distinct clothing.
This is a unique opportunity for collectors and museums to acquire a collection of some of the most beautiful and detailed depictions of highland Maya clothing ever made. Reserve yours today.
(price includes postage for U.S. customers; international customers please inquire for more information)
Communities Represented in the Frederick S. Crocker Collection:
1 San Pedro Sacatepéquez (Department of Guatemala)
2 San Juan Sacatepéquez
3 San Antonio Aguascalientes
8 Santa Catarina Palopó
9 San Antonio Palopó
11 Santa María Chiquimula
14 San Cristóbal Totonicapán
18 San Martín Sacatepéquez
19 San Sebastián
20 Santiago Atitlán
21 San Pedro la Laguna
22 San Lucas Tolimán
23 San Pedro Sacatepéquez (Department of San Marcos)
24 Todos Santos Cuchumatán
25 Santa Eulalia