Indigo Square Cushion Cover with Multicolor Maya Frieze, "Quetzaltenango Frieze"
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"Many of us at Women United for Artisan Development live in Qetzaltenango and we're known for our preference for bright colors, which we proudly share with you through this cushion cover," the Guatemalan artisans explain. They weave the cotton cushion cover in a rich indigo hue featuring a multicolor frieze of Maya inspiration. They border the square cover with cording and include a zipper closure on the back.
The group is a network of many women artisans throughout several communities. They work together to produce large numbers of beautiful handwoven decor accents and fashion accessories, and all support each other in times of need. Overall, there are about 400 women artisans in their network.
With the traditional backstrap weaving techniques taught by their mothers, who learned it from their own mothers, the women incorporate a wide variety of beautiful designs with traditional patterns and techniques.
Several women in the group or their family members suffer from diabetes and other diseases. Some conditions are so severe that they stay and work from home to rest or to take care of ill family members.
Our motivation is strong — our families and our children. We want to be able to send them through school so they can become who they want to be in life, so they can fulfill their dreams.