Handwoven and socially conscious, this lovely scarf is made by the talented women artisans of La ComUnidad on the shores of Lake Atilan in Guatemala.
- 100% cotton
- Open-weave design
- Hand wash in cold water; lay flat to dry
- 72" L x 10" W (183 x 25.5 cm)
- Handmade in & fairly traded from Guatemala
Over 70% of the rural population in Guatemala lives in poverty -- especially women. Guatemalan women have the lowest life expectancy and the highest maternal mortality rate in the region, and the worst economic activity rate in Central America. There have little or no opportunity to generate income and are generally unable to earn a living wage. Working with La ComUnidad offers them a chance to use their traditional textile skills to earn a fair wage and improve their lives.
Such a lovely scarf! Soft and pretty, and just perfect for that little pop of added colour.
I purchased this scarf as a gift for a friend. The color is a bit lighter and has more of a green/yellow tone than what the picture shows. It also has a more open weave. The fringe is a bit straggly too. Despite all this it is a lovely scarf and is a nice size and weight that can be worn year round.