Handwoven Guatemalan Cotton Table Runner with Quetzal Birds, "Sacred Quetzal"
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Woven by hand on a backstrap loom, this striking cotton 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 rainforest of Central America. Mayra Leticia Hernandez shares her textile expertise and love of colors with this beautiful weaving, adding the quetzal bird alongside geometric motifs over a warm white background.
- 0.26 kgs
- 0.6 lbs
- Table runner: 116.84 cm L x 45.72 cm W
- Table runner: 46" L x 18" W
- Fringes: 7.62 cm L
- Fringes: 3" L
While Mayra faces her own health challenges, her baby boy caught dengue fever which is a mosquito-borne viral disease and is the leading cause of death occurring in tropical and subtropical areas. With all that she and her son face, she continues to push forward with incredible strength.
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.
Mayra Leticia Hernandez has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $150 and the most recent for $400.
Mayra is a proud weaver who uses a backstrap loom, a traditional technique that has been practiced for generations in Central America.