Product Description & Reviews
NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, works together with talented artisan designers around the world to produce stunning, keepsake treasures. Our mantra is to spread global happiness, so rest assured - we'll do everything we possibly can to ensure you're a happy customer.About this item: This elegant, detailed table runner is woven by the Tejedoras Ixmucane, meaning "The indigenous weaving women of Guatemala." Using the painstaking pik'bil weaving technique that has been passed down through generations, the delicate motifs on this table runner are achieved by carefully lifting each thread in the desired shape during the weaving process. The runner features fringe on the ends.Dry in the shadeHand wash in cold waterAbout our Artist: I'm Gloria Floricelda Pacay, organizer and leader of this group of weavers from my community, the Quéqchí Maya community from Samac. and we had to travel 12 kilometers every day to go to school. My mother taught me to weave, just like her mother taught her. With time I realized that it's not easy at all to make a living from weaving and that it's complicated to have enough money to invest in products and prime materials because the long distances we need to travel and the cost that alone implies. Weaving takes time and dedication, and on top of all this, when we finally make it to the villages and towns to sell our products, people refuse to pay a fair. Growing up I got to meet other women weavers in my community - many of them cannot speak, read or write in Spanish, so it occurred to me to create a group where we could all help each other succeed. Everyone weaves at home, which allows us to be with our families - works well for those who have children so they can keep an eye on them....
Features & Highlights
- Size: 60" L x 14" W
- Authentic: an original NOVICA fair trade product in association with National Geographic.
- Certified: comes with an official NOVICA Story Card certifying quality & authenticity.
- Exceptional Artisan Quality by Weaving Women of Guatemala.
- Product info: 100% cotton
|Item Weight:||0.15 pounds|
|Package Size:||9.06 x 1.18 x 1.18 inches|
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