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Handwoven Bird Theme Turquoise Cotton Table Runner, "Turquoise Quetzal"

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

  • 0.26 kgs
  • 0.6 lbs
  • 116.84 cm L x 45.72 cm W
  • 46" L x 18" W

  • 100% cotton
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Dry on low heat cycle
  • Machine wash separately in cold water
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central Americaicon info
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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.

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

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