Artisan Crafted Blue Rayon Scarf from Guatemala, "The Colors of Lake Atitlan"
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Signifying "woman's heart" in the Mayan Kaqchikel language, Ranm Ixoqi' is an artisan group whose female members have been working together since the 1990s to empower themselves and women like them through the creation of Guatemalan handicrafts. Members of Ranm Ixoqi' live in the Chimaltenango department in the central part of the country; they organize the purchase of raw materials and the division of labor for the group's various projects for which traditional methods such as the backstrap loom are utilized. Here they present a loom-woven rayon scarf with fringe at both ends in gorgeous deep blue tones. Childhood trips to Guatemala's Lake Atitlán are treasured memories for the group's members and inspired the use of azure and midnight blue thread for this accessory.
- 0.16 kgs
- 0.3 lbs
- Scarf: 167.64 cm L x 25.4 cm W
- Scarf: 66" L x 10" W
- Fringe: 10.16 cm L
- Fringe: 4" L
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
This artist is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.
This artist is currently confronting a major life challenge.