Beautiful, handwoven amber shawl
Size: width 18in x length 72in.
Backstrap loom weaving is a beautiful, artistic cultural tradition that has been passed down through generations in the communities of Guatemala. These textiles have been hand made in San Juan la Laguna, a small indigenous Mayan community on the shores of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.
The cotton is organically grown and had spun into thread. Then, using locally sourced, natural items, the women hand dye the thread into vibrant colors. The thread is hand woven on a backstrap loom into patterns that reflect the close connection to nature and symbols of the Mayan culture.
This intricate process can take three weeks or more depending on the size and complexity of the design. Your purchase directly supports the work of Mayanza in Santiago Atitian to improve the health of this community by providing health education and resources.
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