Colorful Hand Woven Guatemalan Cotton Table Runner, "Villages of Guatemala"
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Working together to preserve their country's weaving traditions, the Women United for Artisan Development craft a magnificent table runner. The colorful runner is woven on waist looms of pure cotton in a rainbow of colors. The artisans comment, "The different colors in the table runner represent the peoples of Guatemala, with the red color representing the love that unites us as we strive for a better future". Braided fringe completes the runner at both ends.
- 0.37 kgs
- 0.8 lbs
- Runner: 203.2 cm L x 40.64 cm W
- Runner: 80" L x 16" W
- Fringe: 6.35 cm L
- Fringe: 2.5" L
The group is a network of many women artisans throughout several communities. They work together to produce large numbers of beautiful handwoven decor accents and fashion accessories, and all support each other in times of need. Overall, there are about 400 women artisans in their network.
With the traditional backstrap weaving techniques taught by their mothers, who learned it from their own mothers, the women incorporate a wide variety of beautiful designs with traditional patterns and techniques.
Several women in the group or their family members suffer from diabetes and other diseases. Some conditions are so severe that they stay and work from home to rest or to take care of ill family members.
Our motivation is strong — our families and our children. We want to be able to send them through school so they can become who they want to be in life, so they can fulfill their dreams.