Hand-spun skeins of yarn are carefully hand dyed for deep color saturation and variation, then woven on a backstrap loom by skilled women weavers who bring our Living Color Bamboo scarf to life. Made of the softest bamboo, each scarf is finished with beautiful crochet and twisted fringe.
The scarves are made by the women of Asociacion Maya de Desarrollo, a cooperative of 180 women master backstrap loom weavers who live in six rural villages in the highlands of Sololá, Guatemala. Co-op members weave from home, allowing them to care for their families rather than seeking migrant or domestic work. By incorporating contemporary fibers and designs, the co-op helps the weavers create marketable products using the ancient technique of backstrap loom weaving. See Artisan Profile below for more information.
- 100% bamboo
- 64" L x 8" W (162.6 x 20.3 cm)
- Handmade in and fairly from Guatemala
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- March 13, 2015
Bought the purple scarf and wore it for a wedding on a cold day, and to coordinate colors. Absolutely gorgeous. Thick but soft comfortable material. Photo doesn't do it justice.