Artisan Designed and Crafted Light Cotton Scarf in Blue, "Subtle Blue Textiles"
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Add a touch flair to a casual outfit with this light cotton scarf by the Yama Aj Chixot Artisan Group of Central America. Using a traditional floor loom, the artists combine complementary shades of purple, white, beige and yellow to accent the main midnight blue hue. The scarf is then finished with beautifully crafted fringed edges. The head artisan has devoted himself to preserving the use of the floor loom and has made it his mission to educate women in this predominantly male practice. The subtle blend of colors make this accessory suitable for most any relaxed attire.
- 52 grams
- 0.1 lbs
- Scarf: 152.4 cm L x 26.67 cm W
- Scarf: 60" L x 10.5" W
- Fringe: 10.16 cm L
- Fringe: 4" L
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
The association prides itself on protecting and preserving the very long-standing tradition of weaving using a floor loom. The women have all learned this technique from their mothers or grandmothers, and plan to teach their daughters as well.
Unfortunately many women in this area have been affected by miscarriages and the loss of newborns. This can cause a woman to go into a deep depression. Together they overcome these tragic events and provide constant support for one another.
Thanks to the work of these women, their children have the opportunity to study and have a better future. As an association, part of their income is donated to school infrastructure.
The association has been able to grow and increase their sales, which is then passed along to the women and their families.
The Yama Aj Chixot artisan group enables women to make a fair wage that helps them support their children.