Cotton 'Maya Kites' Table Runner (Guatemala)
Inspired by the blouses worn by Chichicastenango women, this delightful table runner from Aj Quen evokes colorful kites. Woven by hand, the cotton table runner combines the backstrap loom with a floor loom, and utilizes falserias and decorative threads.
ITEM#: 13648157This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
Inspired by the blouses worn by the women of Chichicastenango, this delightful table runner from Aj Quen evokes colorful kites. Woven by hand, the cotton table runner combines the backstrap loom with a floor loom, and utilizes falserias and decorative threads.
- Colors: Off-white
- Material: 100-percent cotton
- Care instructions: Machine wash in cold water, dry on low heat cycle
- Dimensions: 53.5 inches long x 15.8 inches wide
Story Behind the Art:
Aj Quen is one of Guatemala's oldest non-profit weaving associations, founded in 1989. In Cakchiquel, aj quen means 'the weaver.' The association includes 26 artisan groups for a total of 800 craftspeople, of whom 96 percent are Maya women. Most work from home. The association works with community development, teaching reading and writing. Aj Quen weaves more than fabric. It weaves culture.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
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|Dimensions||53.5 inches long x 15.8 inches wide|
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Very nice product that arrived very quickly, but unfortunately did not match the way i had hoped it would. Recommended, but seemed a little pricey.Read More
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