In traditional Mayan culture, the treadle loom is used to weave various textiles. The loom does not rely on electric power, but is only powered by human feet. The Mayan people consider the textiles woven on the treadle loom "machine made". The loom works by lifting and lowering the foot pedals, and at the same time, the weaver passes the weft between the warp threads. Hand woven works, including clothes and bags, are also considered an art form.