Guatemalan Loose Weave Shawl – by Laural Allan Imports
Hand-woven loose weave shawl from Guatemala
Approx. 34″ inches square. 100% pre-washed hand-woven cotton in a loose weave style with finished braided ends. Beautiful, the photos do not do these justice, one of our favorite items. Gorgeous as a shawl, scarf or table cover. See photo for choice of colors.
STYLE: Loose weave shawl
COLORS AVAILABLE: Royal Blue, Denim Blue, Electric Blue, Sea Foam Green, Dark Charcoal, Baby Pink, Terracotta, Tangerine, Adobe Beige, Golden Sand, Pure White ~ Please see photo for reference when purchasing and add a note which color you would prefer.
SIZES: Approx. 34″ inches square.
- Pre-washed fabric to insure colorfastness
- Machine washable or dry clean
The Mayan Indians create their textiles combining different geometric forms, patterns and figures and each Maya village has it’s own tradition of weaving styles in a magnificent array of colors and patterns that have changed little in over 1000 years. These *ikat textiles incorporate jaspe designs, either in the warp and/or in the weft, and the weaving is done on Spanish-style treadle looms.
*Ikat refers to the dye technique used to create these beautiful woven cotton fabrics that were traditionally hand-woven on back strap looms. [eshop_random_products list=”no”]
T his item uses fabric traditionally hand-made by a Mayan family indigenous to the western highlands of Guatemala. When you make a purchase from GuatemalaImports.com you are directly supporting the artisan weavers because we work directly with the families who produce our exclusive fabrics. By supporting this amazing art it survives; thank you.