Brocade Backstrap Wall Hanging
This large wall hanging highlights the intricacies and details possible with brocade backstrap weaving. Their internationally renowned weaving skills of the Maya tell a story through color and patterns of a tradition passed down through generations. Many of the figures and designs featured in the brocade weaving are associated with ancient Maya legends and beliefs.
- Fair trade product
- Made in Guatemala
- As with all handcrafted goods, there are slight variations making each piece a work of art and truly one of a kind
Materials: 100% Cotton, natural dyes, wood dowels
Size: 35" (L) x 25" (H) x 8" hanging drop
Noteworthy: A nonprofit organization located in Panajachel, a small town in the western highlands of Guatemala, is dedicated to connecting 120 indigenous artisans from the surrounding area to international markets. Through Fair Trade programs, they empower women artisans, their families, and their communities to strengthen their entrepreneurial ecosystems. By earning a fair price for their work, the artisans are able to provide sustenance, medical care and education to their children and contribute economically in their communities.