Guatemala Hand Woven Celebration Placemat Set | Desert Rock & Sky

$ 154.00

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Set your table in rich southwest earth colors of apricot, slate, and browns. Our Celebration placemats are handwoven on the traditional backstrap loom. The center motif has been embroidered (or brocaded) at the same time as the weaving. This motif represents "ch'ech'" in Mam, which refers to the agave plant. The plant fibers have been used for weaving, as well as in construction, not to mention its application in tequila! (in the US we might find it as an ornamental house plant.) 

There is a matching table runner  and coordinating table napkins.

Each placemat in a set has the same stripes and embroidery motif. The colors of the embroidery vary in each placemat. 

100% cotton

Machine wash in cold water on gentle. Tumble Dry.

20” long by 14” wide

Set of 4 placemats.

Matching table runner available

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Size: Set of 4

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About Mayamam Weavers

Mayamam Weavers create handwoven home goods and accessories for modern living, inspired by the rich colors and patterns and traditional weaving techniques of Mayan culture. As well as beautiful, our products are soft 100% cotton, and durable enough for everyday use.

We began in 2008 as a cooperative of women in Cajolá, a Mayan town in the western highlands of Guatemala. To overcome poverty, the women came together to explore ways to provide jobs within their community, rather than migrate to the U.S. and separate their families. Since then, then cooperative has grown to 20 weavers and seamstresses, all earning fair trade wages while learning the skills to run a business.

The members of the cooperative also have access to on-site preschool, after school tutoring, and scholarships.

Mayamam Weavers in the U.S. is based in Morristown, NJ. We are proud members of the Fair Trade Federation.

We are equally proud to offer products that make a difference in the lives of women and provide a better future for their children.