Washington, D.C. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1945. 319 pages of text, 75 pages of drawings by Lucretial Nelson and 130 photographic illustrations. 11 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches. Printed wrappers; minor creases to spine. With the signature of W. W. Hill on the front cover. Item #2839
First edition, in original condition. The premier study on the textile designs of this modern Maya culture. In 1936, O'Neale spent four and a half months in Guatemala. In this seminal work she describes the dress of men, women and children from 104 highland villages. Professor O'Neale, a noted anthropologist, also did major publications on Yukon-Karok Basket Weavers and early Peruvian fabrics.