Atitlan Guatemalan Textile Clutch
Made from the most exquisitely detailed Guatemalan fabric, the shades of celadon and mint green are interwoven with a gold thread in a process that is largely dying out among younger weavers. We are doing our best to encourage younger weavers to learn this textile tradition!
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.
Materials: Cotton, metallic threads
Made in Guatemala
Colors: Green, celadon, and gold
• Hand sewn
• Beautifully lined with interior pocket
• Flap Closure 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.
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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.