Handwoven Striped Cotton Shawl, "Maroon Comalapa Breeze"
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Yama Aj Chixot Artisan Group proudly preserves Guatemala's textile tradition with the modern design of this shawl. They work on the pedal loom, which requires a laborious process to prepare the loom for the striped patterns. This lightweight cotton shawl is woven in shades of maroon and turquoise underscored by pastel olive green.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
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.
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.
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.
The association has been able to grow and increase their sales, which is then passed along to the women and their families.
The Yama Aj Chixot artisan group enables women to make a fair wage that helps them support their children.
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This is my favorite shawl/scarf I own! It is lightweight cotton that can be used in warmer weather as well as cooler weather. The colors are beautiful as is the weaving and details such as the knotted fringe.
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