Shimmery Green Scarf by San Juan Weaver’s Group
Made in rural Guatemala, these shimmering green scarves are woven by hand by the women of the San Juan Weaver’s Group.
These Tz'utujil Mayan women weave on backstrap looms using Ikat, an ancient labor-intensive technique of hand tying and dying threads in elaborate patterns. As a result, each gorgeous green scarf (which measure 7 1/2 inches wide and 61 inches long) can take up to two days to make.
The scarves are made with a mix of 100% textured cotton accented with shiny rayon threads, which creates a luscious color combination that gets softer and more comfortable with repeated washings.
The scarves come to us via Maya Traditions, which works with more than 100 Maya women in five established co-ops in rural Guatemala. They predominantly working with women who do backstrap weaving, an ancient traditional art which they can do at home while caring for their families.
10% of all profits will be donated to Wildlife Conservation.