Ikat is a near universal weaving style common to many world cultures. Likely, it is one of the oldest forms of textile decoration. Jaspe, as it is known to Mayan weavers in Guatemala, is a beautiful technique that gives color, pattern and contrast to our hand-woven scarf.
Since 2000, La Casa Cotzal has designed a range of Guatemalan handcrafted produced by artisan communities throughout the country. Mayan women traditionally have been backstrap loom weavers, but increasingly they are learning to use pedal looms as well. In traditional Guatemalan weaving, the two main specialized techniques are ikat and supplementary weft brocade. Artisans at La Casa are versed in both weaving techniques as well as in intricate bead work. The work provided by La Casa is vital to the women's families and communities.
- 70" L x 10" W (177.8 x 25.4 cm)
- Handmade in & fairly traded from Guatemala