Nim Po't, home of the world's largest retail Maya textile collection, is a consignment store that provides a retail museum showcase for hundreds of indigenous suppliers.

Since pre-Columbian times, backstrap weaving has represented a form of artistic expression and cultural identity. Through the use of traje (traditional clothing), the Maya, especially the women, make a personal statement of individuality within their community. Nim Po't is committed to the preservation of the Maya cultural heritage by documenting the evolution of Guatemalan textiles.


The GARMENT pages describe the integral elements of Maya traje while the VILLAGE pages explain the evolution of the various techniques, materials, patterns, and symbols unique to each village. At the foot of each village page is a table of clickable thumbnails of individual garments that link to ITEM PAGES that describe the vintage, condition, materials, and design motifs of every item, thus providing a greater cultural context in which these textiles were conceived, allowing for comparative analysis.


This is the interactive information center on the subject for scholars, collectors and virtual visitors. The mission is to systematically examine native costumes on a village-by-village basis and develop the material into the comprehensive encyclopedia of Maya costumes. Your criticisms and contributions are solicited via the feedback page. We are also seeking interns to assist in this documentation and research.



Nim Pot
5a Avenida Norte #29
Antigua, Guatemala
502-7832-2681
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All text, graphics and photographs © Ojo Cosmico 3o. S.A.





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Villages

Aguacatan
Almolonga
Alotenango
Cantel
Chajul
Chichicastenango
Chinautla
Chuarrancho
Coban
Colotenango
Comalapa
Cotzal
Cunen
Jacaltenango
Joyabaj
Magdalenas Milpas Altas
Mixco
Momostenango
Nahualá
Nebaj
Nejapa
Non Village Specific
Olintepeque
Palin
Panajachel
Patzicía
Patzún
Quetzaltenango
Rabinal
Sacapulas
Samayac
San Andres Sajcabaja
San Andrés Semetabaj
San Andres Xecul
San Antonio A.C.
San Antonio Palopó
San Bartolome Milpas Altas
San Cristobol Totonicapan
San Francisco el Alto
San Ildefonso Ixtahuacan
San Jose Nacahuil
San Juan Atitán
San Juan la Laguna
San Juan Sacatepéquez
San Lucas Tolimán
San Marcos la Laguna
San Martín Jilotepeque
San Martín Sac.
San Mateo Ixtatán
San Miguel Chicaj
San Pablo la Laguna
San Pedro la Laguna
San Pedro Necta
San Pedro Sac. Guate.
San Pedro Sac. S.M.
San Sebastian Huehue.
San Sebastian Ret.
Santa Apolonia
Santa Catarina Palopó
Santa Clara la Laguna
Santa Cruz Balanya
Santa Cruz del Quiche
Santa Cruz la Laguna
Santa Lucia Utatlan
Santa Maria Cauque
Santa María Chiquimula
Santa María de Jesús
Santiago Atitlán
Santiago Chimaltenango
Santiago Sacatepéquez
Santo Domingo Xenacoj
Santo Tomas La Union
Sololá
Soloma
Sumpango
Tactic
Tamahú
Tecpán
Todos Santos
Totonicapán
Zacualpa
Zunil

Nim Pot
5a Avenida Norte #29
Antigua, Guatemala
502-7832-2681
E-MAIL US