Library Colloquia Series - Summer 2013
Free and open to the public.
FREE parking is available in stadium lot 62E on Red Cedar Road after 6:00pm. The Main Library is wheelchair accessible via the south entrance. Persons with disabilities may request accommodations by calling Birdie Beckwith at 517.884.6454 one week before an event. Requests received after that time will be met when possible.
Welcome to the Maya World of Fine Book Arts
A Bookbinding Demonstration with Sergio Bucu Miche and Felipe Bucu Miche
Kaqchikel artisans of Libros San Cristobal
la Antigua Aldea Santiago Zamora, San Antonio Aguas Calientes
Sacatepequez, Guatemala, Central America
Tuesday, June 25, 2:00pm
Main Library, Reference Instruction Room, 1st floor
The Meso-American publisher of fine limited-edition hand-made books presents and demonstrates the production techniques and elaboration of the edition of the textile designs titled U CAYIBAL ATZIAK Images in Guatemalan Weavings, to be donated to Michigan State University Libraries. The edition is a comprehensive catalogue of textile designs written by Dr. Italo Morales which contains over three hundred hand letter press printed and illuminated zinc plate impressions bound in Guatemalan calf skin and traditional back strap woven textile. Endpapers of petate woven hand-made amate bark paper. Each book has hand-sewn silk head bands, a technique to be demonstrated. Slip case of petate woven hand-made amate bark paper and Guatemalan calf skin.
The production process will be presented of the hand-made amate bark paper. This was the paper used by the pre-conquest Maya in the elaboration of the codex.
Felipe Bucu will demonstrate the process of petate woven amate bark paper which is based on the petate woven mattes sacred to the Maya and still in production in the Aldea Santiago Zamora.
The edition of U CAYIBAL ATZIAK and program donated and sponsored by Dr. Robert and Patricia Muladore of Charlotte, Michigan.