Corner tabs are sewn on each throw, allowing your eye-catching creation to be hung as a tapestry
Available in Vivid Blue or Red/Rust color options
We strongly recommend that you hand wash your throw and hang them to dry, or have them professionally dry cleaned
The Story Behind The Product
Chucam is a small farming village located in the Department (County) of El Quiche, Guatemala. The community is located about 3 miles away from the town of Chichicastenango, but the road to town is not paved and access to the village becomes difficult during the rainy season. The families of the community are very poor, but the women know the ancestral art of weaving and use it as a supplemental income to provide a better life for their children. In 2001, eight Chucam families banded together to form a weaving cooperative to make beautiful patchwork quilts and other embroidered textiles. Their incomes have doubled if not tripled, and dozens of additional Chucam families have become involved. More importantly, the men don't have to leave for months at a time looking for work in the sugar cane fields and many more of the village?s children are able to stay in school.
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.
60 in. L x 48 in. W
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this throw had a very beautiful pattern and you could tell a lot of work went into making it, however there were some irregularities that i was not expecting. of course when something is handmade this should be expected, but not in the most obvious places such as the center. also, when i received the throw directly from the merchant with whom overstock deals with, i did research and found that the throw was listed on the merchants site as irregular (they also had ones in prestine condition for less than the price i paid on overstock) but overstock did not mention this - so i felt misled and a little deceived, which was disappointing because i usually love the products and trust the quality. overall though, the throw was beautiful and i decided to keep it because i didn't want to go trhough the hassle of returning it (for a shipping fee, etc..)
These items were delivered to me very quickly, and they are not only beautiful, but authentic to their origin. Of course, fair trade as well, which is really the only way to go!I recommend these products highly.
This vivid blue throw was billed has having lots of detail; it was so artful and beautiful that loops had been provided to hang as a wall hanging; a work of art if you will. When the throw arrived it looked like someone had down the detail work on a sewing machine in a zigzag pattern of different colors of blue thread for most of the throw with a very small representation of the flowers shown in the picture. It had a curious odor as well. I was left no choice but to return it as it did not fit into the bedroom scheme without the detail it was billed to have. I am very unhappy because I thought this was the perfect find.
Color was fab. It is hard to find the nice deep blues in stores. It was a little smaller than I anticipated but I did not measure, shame on me. I was going to use it as an accent piece for the queen bed but it was too small so I ended up using it on a chair.
Only complaint is the tabs that are attached so you can hang it if desired. I will have to sew them down or cut them off since it is not what I would ever use it for.
And, I think someone mentioned a smell to the fabric? I did not notice anything unpleasant.
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