Guatemalan Handwoven Scarf - TurquoiseDesigner: Kaqchikel Mayan Women
Using time-honored methods passed down through generations, this scarf was handmade in a community along the shores of the stunning Lake Atitlan. Guatemala is know for its vibrant and superb textiles, and this brilliant scarf is a superb example. It was created by the woman of a female-run weaving co-op. Twenty Kaquchikel Mayan women participate in this co-op and the profits go directly to support their family and community. Each scarf takes 3 days to make, weaving 5 hours each day on a back strap loom.
- 70" L x 16.5" W
- Made of cotton (with elements of silk and "brillante" or shiny threads)
- Called "Chalinas de Seda con Brillante" in Spanish
- Hand wash in cold water
- Handwoven in Guatemala
- Version in red styled and modeled by fashion blogger, Melanie Pires of Petite Moda
** The additional photos are of Lake Atitlan and another with me and a couple of cute hostesses during my stay near Lake Atitlan!