Bird Theme Backstrap Handwoven Table Runner in Terracotta, "Terracotta Quetzal"
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Woven by hand on a backstrap loom, this elegant table runner depicts the quetzal, Guatemala's emblematic bird. Its splendid plumage was prized by the ancient Maya, and the shy bird can still be glimpsed in the rain forest of Central America. Mayra Leticia Hernandez shares her textile expertise and love of colors with this beautiful weaving.
- 0.24 kgs
- 0.5 lbs
- 116.84 cm L x 45.72 cm W
- 46" L x 18" W
While Mayra faces her own health challenges, her baby boy caught dengue fever which is a mosquito-borne viral disease and is the leading cause of death occurring in tropical and subtropical areas. With all that she and her son face, she continues to push forward with incredible strength.
Mayra is going through a very difficult time in her life since the money her husband earns is not enough to live on and, although her sales in NOVICA are a constant help, they are not enough to cover her expenses.
Mayra Leticia Hernandez has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $150 and the most recent for $400.
Mayra is a proud weaver who uses a backstrap loom, a traditional technique that has been practiced for generations in Central America.
"Well made, excellent value, Guatemalan Wife Loves!"
My wife is of Mayan and Spanish ancestry and grew up in Guatemala City. The artisans making this product is truly producing a high quality and culturally authentic product! Love the crafts we have been purchasing as decorating trinkets for our home.
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- This was a gift for: Wife
- Occasion: 'just because'