I spent many years on a four harness loom weaving. My current interests and responsibilities have taken me away from the world of textiles, but I still love handmade woven cloth and especially textile patterns. I particularly love native American art and textiles. Some of the patterns of these Mayan examples are hundreds (thousands?) of years old. I not only relate to the patterns, I understand how they were made, usually with a backstrap loom, and admire the craftsmanship and time it took to produce these lovely artifacts.