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Handwoven Cotton Table Runner in Blue from Guatemala, "Guatemala is Life"

"To us, blue represents the welcoming warmth of home," says a representative of Yama Aj Chixot Artisan Group in reference to the various blue hues of this table runner. She explains that many of them feel an extraordinary sense of... more

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"To us, blue represents the welcoming warmth of home," says a representative of Yama Aj Chixot Artisan Group in reference to the various blue hues of this table runner. She explains that many of them feel an extraordinary sense of companionship when blue is present in their designs. "We tend to use blue a lot." They work in teams on the pedal loom, hand-weaving the table runner with cotton featuring the legendary wreath that appears in the huipil blouses worn by women in Guatemala.

  • 0.25 kgs
  • 0.6 lbs
  • 177.8 cm L x 35.56 cm W
  • 70" L x 14" W
  • Fringe: 5 cm L
  • Fringe: 2" L

  • 100% cotton
  • Use mild detergent only
  • Hand wash in cold water
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Guatemalaicon info
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Diane

From Sarasota, Florida USA

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03/02/2022

"Beyond Beautiful"

I used this on my very long black dresser. It looks amazing! I bought another one which is similar for a tabletop runner. A beautifully handcrafted piece that I will cherish forever. My room looks so much better with this piece. It gives the room a serene romantic feel.

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  • Dresser top, Tabletop, sideboard also works well

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Guatemala is Life, Handwoven Cotton Table Runner in Blue from Guatemala

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Deborah

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07/21/2021

"This will be highly treasured."

The colors and intricate designs are beautiful. It is a joy to see the result of the skills and talents that went into the designs and executions of the patterns. Thank you so much.

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Guatemala is Life, Handwoven Cotton Table Runner in Blue from Guatemala

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Paula

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04/27/2023

"Nice, but not quite what I expected."

It must be the word shawl, because I thought this would have more weight to it. It looks more like a table runner, which is how I will probably use it. It is quite pretty.

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Jayashree

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12/20/2022

"Perfect scarf!"

Just the right touch of color and texture! Love the scarf!

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Maroon Comalapa Breeze, Handcrafted Cotton Infinity Scarf

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Jaclyn

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09/05/2022

"Beautiful wrap"

I gave this to my mother as a gift. She really liked it, it s a nice size and really great colors!

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Bethany

From Philadelphia

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09/03/2022

"Perfect yoga mat bag"

This bag is beautiful and I love slinging it over my shoulder as I walk to yoga :)

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Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

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.

Confronting Adversity

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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.

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Enabling Education

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.

Moving On Up

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The association has been able to grow and increase their sales, which is then passed along to the women and their families.

Caring for Children

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The Yama Aj Chixot artisan group enables women to make a fair wage that helps them support their children.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

Yama Aj Chixot Artisan Group has received a $200 microcredit loan with 0% interest.

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This association generates employment for more than 125 women.

 
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