Hand Woven Cotton Table Runner Orange Stripes from Guatemala, "Guatemala Style"
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Handwoven by members of Guatemala's Yama Aj Chixot Artisan Group, this table runner is made from 100% cotton. With striped designs in ivory and mango orange, the piece features finely crafted fringes on the ends. For the artisans, the process of crafting beautiful cotton table linens is part of an effort to achieve economic empowerment for the Mayan women of Comalapa.
- 0.41 kgs
- 0.9 lbs
- Table runner: 187.96 cm L x 50.8 cm W
- Table runner: 74" L x 20" W
- Fringe: 10.16 cm L
- Fringe: 4" L
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
The association prides itself on protecting and preserving the very long-standing tradition of weaving using a floor loom. The women have all learned this technique from their mothers or grandmothers, and plan to teach their daughters as well.
Unfortunately many women in this area have been affected by miscarriages and the loss of newborns. This can cause a woman to go into a deep depression. Together they overcome these tragic events and provide constant support for one another.
Thanks to the work of these women, their children have the opportunity to study and have a better future. As an association, part of their income is donated to school infrastructure.
The association has been able to grow and increase their sales, which is then passed along to the women and their families.
The Yama Aj Chixot artisan group enables women to make a fair wage that helps them support their children.