Mysterious black background with unexpected and beautiful turquoise threading. Like bioluminescence in deep water on a dark night.
This fabric was woven in the town of Salcajá, which is located in the western highlands of Guatemala and known for its weavers who make cortes (the traditional Mayan skirt). Famous for their traditional ikat-style textiles, these makers are found in 5 out of 10 houses in town.
These novel little bags start their journey as new fabric that is hand-woven by members of a women’s cooperative in the highlands of Guatemala. They are then hand sewn by a small family-run sewing shop outside Chichicastenango, Guatemala. By setting their own wages and prices, weavers and sewers have the opportunity to express their creativity while carrying on the tradition of weaving and earning a fair wage.
Just as each pup has its own personality, each weaver’s design is unique. No two fabrics are the same.
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