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Handwoven Cotton Table Runner in Turquoise from Guatemala, "Guatemala is Family"

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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 turquoise blue 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 Central Americaicon info
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  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Cynthia

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11/22/2020

"Excellent quality"

I have loved using this all summer long. The colors are uplifting and the quality of design and weaving exceptional.

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Guatemala is Family, Handwoven Cotton Table Runner in Turquoise from Guatemala

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Suzi

From Santa Fe, NM

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06/19/2020

"Lovely colors, very special"

Lovely table runner, so colorful and intricate.

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Guatemala is Family, Handwoven Cotton Table Runner in Turquoise from Guatemala

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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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Maroon Comalapa Breeze, Handwoven Striped Cotton Shawl

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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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Blue Huipil, Fair Trade Embroidered Yoga Bag

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Donna

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06/15/2022

"yoga mat bag"

Perfect! Fits mat well, has small pocket for cash, chapstick. So useful and easy to use, dont have to struggle with getting mat easily to car.

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Bruce

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04/17/2022

"Nice scarf"

My wife tell me she would have given the card a 5-star rating if it had been just a little bit softer. Perfect length, nice weave.

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Empowering Women

Empowering Women

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

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

Confronting Adversity

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.

Enabling Education

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

Moving On Up

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

Caring for Children

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.

Job Creator

Job Creator

This association generates employment for more than 125 women.

 
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