Carmelita Guatemalan Textile Clutch
Meet Carmelita! You might think we named her after the equally yummy ice cream topping, but Carmelita is actually a beautiful little village in Guatemala.
There's something about the deep chocolate brown, blush pink, a touch of mint green... and that mustard! The perfect pop of color to bring some personality to your outfit.
Based on ancient Mayan spinning and dyeing techniques, Guatemalan textiles are an enduring link to a rich cultural past. Weavers today (mostly women) still derive colors for their threads from vegetables and minerals, and continue to use the original Mayan loom, also known as a backstrap loom, that consists of rods, rope, and a strap that is worn around the weaver’s waist! With skill and creativity, these Mayan weavers preserve their traditional craft techniques while creating an income for their families.
At Larkin Lane, Lark hand selects authentic textiles and collaborates with Guatemalan artisans in the design of each product. Your purchase supports these craftsmen and women. Thank you for the role you play in keeping global textile traditions alive!
Materials: Hand-dyed and woven cotton
Made in Guatemala
Colors: Coffee brown, blush pink, mustard/goldenrod yellow, mint green
• Hand sewn
• Interior pocket with zipper
Closure: flap with magnet
Dimensions: 10.5" x 6"
Perspective of Size: fits your phone, keys, lipstick, and more
Guatemalan weavers are mainly women, who derive natural dyes for their threads from vegetables and minerals. They still use the Mayan back-strap loom along with traditional spinning and embroidery techniques.
Read more about our talented Artisan Partners here.
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Lark hand selects authentic textiles and collaborates with artisan partners in the design of each product. Your purchase supports these craftsmen and women. Thank you for the role you play in keeping global textile traditions alive.