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Handmade Women's Cotton Poncho from Central America, "Maya Purity"

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"We are proud of this design because it represents an essential part of our Maya beliefs," say the women of To'ooneel Ixoq. First they dye the cotton threads with sacatinta collected on a full moon night to obtain a steel blue hue, whereas the off-white bands are cotton’s natural color. Then they expertly weave the poncho on a back strap loom featuring half a fringe on the front, and on the opposite side on the back. Proceeding with their explanation, they say, "The embroidered part represents the mountains and volcanoes surrounding Lake Atitlan, and the circle represents the four cardinal points according to Maya cosmogony. It includes the magical cross, the bellybutton of the world where humans are linked to the heavens and to the underworld. Blue symbolizes Atitlan Lake, whereas off white represents the after life."

  • 0.35 kgs
  • 0.8 lbs
  • Garment Measurements
  • Poncho: 80 cm L x 95 cm W
  • Poncho: 31.5" L x 37" W
  • Fringe: 10 cm L
  • Fringe: 3.9" L

  • 100% cotton
  • Hand wash or machine wash on gentle cycle
  • All natural dyes
  • Wash in cold water
  • Eco-Friendly: colored with organic dyes
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central America
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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

To'ooneel Ixoq has received 8 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $400 and the most recent for $100. Proceeds were used to purchase raw materials for handwoven accessories and hammocks.

This artist is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.

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

This artist is currently confronting a major life challenge.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

This Product is awarded the Earth Friendly badge because it uses recycled or sustainable materials or techniques.

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3 Testimonials for To'ooneel Ixoq

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Ann Y

San Francisco Bay Area, California

Yesterday I received the 'Night and Day"" cotton shawl I ordered. It's more beautiful than I thought it would be. The craftsmanship is superb in every detail. I love the shawl and will wear it for many years. Thank you everyone at To'ooneel Ixoq.

Esther

Singapore

I purchased the 'Summer Song' and 'Aqua Lagoon' shoulder bags. Both pieces displays an excellent workmanship, with very neat stitches.

Heather

The half moon purse is a lovely item, very unique and very well made. Thank you!
 
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