Handcrafted Cotton 'Gifts of the Earth' Table Runner (Guatemala)

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ITEM#: 14773311

This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

The handwoven textures of the backstrap loom course through a cotton table runner by women of Komon Utzil. Hand embroidery further enhances the patterns with color and texture, and this beautiful table runner is finished with macrame fringe.

Product Features:
  • Colors: Beige, blue, purple, green, orange, black
  • Pattern: Stripes, geometric
  • Materials: 100-percent cotton
  • Care instructions: Machine wash
  • Table runner dimensions: 61 inches long x 14.3 inches wide
  • Fringe length: 2.4 inches

Story Behind the Art:
Meaning 'For the Wellbeing of All' in Maya, Komon Utzil was found in 1989 by a Guatemalan anthropologist. She was touched by the generosity the local women showed her, but distressed by their lack of opportunities to earn an income. Making a living through weaving would allow the women to stay in their communities and homes, thus maintaining their traditional lifestyle, only better. Komon Utzil has worked in more than a dozen communities.

What is Worldstock?

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.


Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse and to receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days.


Country of Origin Guatemala
Product Features Handmade
Worldstock Worldstock
Dimensions Table runner: 61 inches long x 14.3 inches wide; Fringe: 2.4 inches long
Model Number 195737
Country of Origin Guatemala

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  • Very beautiful!
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    Love it! I was extremely surprised and pleased at the beauty of it - the photos are great, but not as great as the actual runner! Well woven (a bit thinner than I envisioned), however, it is very elegant! I ironed out the wrinkles from the folds with no problem (from the backside, using a damp cloth).

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    kayk14 Aug 3, 2013
  • Well-made
    Verified Purchase

    General shipping guidelines said I should receive it in about 10 working days. It took nearly a month to arrive so allow for extra shipping time. The background (base) color is more yellow than shown in the picture. The tight weave is wonderful - very sturdy but the creases refused to iron out. It is beautifully finished on both sides so no errrant threads to unravel. It came with NO cleaning instructions but I would recommend spot cleaning or dry cleaning. I think it would buckle if gotten wet as in a washing machine and since it doesn't take well to ironing, it could be problematic to make it lay flat once again. Overall - seems to be a quality textile.

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    thimble51 Mar 30, 2013

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