This lightweight open weave scarf is 100% cotton and has been lovingly woven on a backstrap loom by women living in Solalá in the Guatemalan Highlands. Whether you fancy a scarf, a headwrap or even want to accessorize a bag, this little beauty can be used in any which way. It’s even small enough to slip into any bag so can be used at any time.
This scarf was hand selected during a sourcing trip to Guatemala where I worked with Trama Textiles for several months. Trama Textiles is an association of around 400 women across Guatemala who specialise in backstrap loom weaving. The women united together to form a bond over their century old Mayan tradition after the devastation of the civil war. Each piece requires tremendous skill and can sometimes take over a month to make.
Dimensions: 69” x 13”
- Handmade item
- Material: 100% Rio Blanco Cotton
- Origin: Guatemala
- Hand-wash in cold water, treat stains with mild detergent, lay flat to air dry
- As with all handmade items, slight variations may occur