The Mayan godess of Ixchel (pronounced Ishchel) was the Maya goddess of the moon, of love, of gestation, of medicine, and of the textile arts. The Maya represented her as a young woman, as a symbol of the waxing moon, or else as an older woman, as a symbol of the waning moon, pouring a jug of water onto the earth, or sometimes as an elderly woman weaving on a loom.
As an ancient fertility goddess, Ixchel helped insure fertility by overturning her sacred womb jar so that the waters would flow.
She was a goddess who refused to become a victim of oppression.
This was a woman who, when faced with adversity, took charge of her life and turned it around!
The Ixchel Triangle is an area in the highlands of Guatemala made up of many villages. Each village is unique, especially in their weaving. It is here that our huipils and other textiles come from.