Artisan Designed and Crafted Cotton Scarf in Grey, "Grey Roads Found"
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From the Central American Yama Aj Chixot Artisan Group comes this cozy cotton scarf in gunmetal grey and off-white. Designed for both comfort and style, the scarf features an openwork fabric design with lovely fringed edges. The artists use a floor loom to create the pattern, encouraged by the head artisan whose ultimate goal is to preserve this form of art. He continues to teach women how to engage in this practice, which has traditionally been dominated by men. He says, "The scarf is soft and pretty and the color scheme makes it much more colorful and elegant."
- 0.13 kgs
- 0.3 lbs
- Scarf: 152.4 cm L x 48.26 cm W
- Scarf: 60" L x 19" W
- Fringe: 7.62 cm L
- Fringe: 3" 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.