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Lilac Quetzal Cotton table runner

Woven by hand on a backstrap loom, this elegant table runner depicts the... more

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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 rainforest of Central America. Mayra Leticia Hernandez shares her textile expertise and love of colors with this beautiful weaving.

  • 0.26 kgs
  • 0.6 lbs
  • Table runner: 116.84 cm L x 45.72 cm W
  • Table runner: 46" L x 18" W
  • Fringe: 7.62 cm L
  • Fringe: 3" L

  • 100% cotton
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Dry on low heat cycle
  • Machine wash separately in cold water
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central America
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Mayra is a true example of determination. She lost her father when she was only six years old and then lost her grandfather five years later. Her mother suffered from medical conditions so Mayra had to grow up very fast and carry a lot of responsibility from a young age. Mayra has also been faced with medical issues from fibroids, abnormal growths or tumors that develop in the uterus. She has had three surgeries so far to manage the condition and the doctor has recently informed her that she cannot have any more children.

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 is a proud weaver who uses a backstrap loom, a traditional technique that has been practiced for generations in Central America.

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

Mayra has one son under the age of ten that she loves deeply and cares for.

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Mayra Leticia Hernandez

Meet the Artist
Mayra Leticia Hernandez

Hand-loomed textiles

Central America
2 artist reviews

2 Testimonials for Mayra Leticia Hernandez


United States

I have a Cotton table runner 'Yellow Quetzal' by Mayra Leticia Hernandez. The overall design, the colors, the detail and craftsmanship are stunning. Knowing who made it is just an added bonus. Thank you! A. Kuhn


The 'white nun orchid' table runner is absolutely gorgeous - richly colored and exotic. The only problem is I can't decide whether to be selfish and keep it or to save it for a wonderful gift. Thank you for your beautiful art. - Jeanne