This cotton shawl, woven by the Ixbalam Ke cooperative in Guatemala, is an intricate spaced plain weave with an inlay pattern called picb’il—a type of brocaded design handwoven on backstrap looms. This ancient Mayan weaving style was rapidly disappearing.||ClothRoads
Grain’s Sololá Purse Turns Upcycled Guatemalan Textiles inside Out Sololá by Grain – Ecouterre
Beautiful pillow made from vintage Guatemalan fabric. ClothRoads loves finding fabric in open air markets for DIYers.
The indigenous Mayan women of the province of Solola, near Lake Atitlan continue to weave their traditional blouses, shawls, and skirts from handspun and naturally-dyed cotton on backstrap looms. Featured at the 2012 Santa Fe Folk Art Market.
FEED Guatemala Bags. The FEED Guatemala Bag is handmade in Guatemala by the Collaborative Group, a nonprofit organization that empowers artist and artisans around the world, using traditional Ikat fabrics.
This cotton shawl, woven by the Ixbalam Ke cooperative in Guatemala, is an intricate gauze weave called picb’il—a type of brocaded design woven on backstrap looms. This ancient Mayan weaving style was rapidly disappearing. Now, the women weavers who live in the community of Samac de Cobán in Alta Verapaz have dedicated themselves to preserving this traditional textile. The more this shawl is handwashed, the softer it becomes. | Clothroads
Guatemalan Woven Wealth - Textiles are truly the cultural wealth of Guatemala, and the pieces featured here in full color express the joy and tears of generations of Mayan people. Each piece is expertly described by noted researcher and collector Raymond Senuk adding perspective and value to the recent weavings coming out of Guatemala’s villages. | Clothroads
Repurposed Cortes fabric pillow with multicolor pompoms