Sublime details of local flora and fauna are presented in gossamer hues of delicate white. These handmade works are created as display pieces for intricate picbil textiles, which are woven by a handful of master artisan women in this section of Northeastern Guatemala. Every piece is individually made on a traditional baskstrap loom, then assembled with wood accents and a handmade agave hanging string, in order to reflect the process, skill and tradition of this region.
We have a limited run of these pieces and they are all one-of-a-kind. Contact us directly if you’d like more detail photos of specific works.
This democratic collective of 63 artisan women create textiles on traditional backstrap looms, along with handwoven maguey bags. Weaving is an important creative process among Q’eqchi’ women, and is a skill that they learn starting around 10 years of age. These mini looms are created as display pieces for their exquisite picbil fabrics – an intricate process that produces a gauzy, almost lace-like material with designs rooted in nature like plants, flowers, deer and birds.
Approximately 31cm wide x 30cm long, excluding hanging string
For best care results, the fabric should be carefully spot cleaned with mild soap and cold water. The wood pieces can simply be dusted with a dry cloth.
The noted price is for a single hanging loom in one of the featured designs. Given the nature of handmade, sizes, designs and hues may vary slightly from the featured product image.
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