Mayan Design Table Runner
Each table runner is woven on the backstrap loom by Trama Textiles cooperative of Mayan weavers in the Guatemalan Highlands. Traditionally made, these table runners convey culture and quality and will make a fantastic centerpiece for your dining room table. Each is a unique piece, you cannot get the same one twice.
The purple-blue design comes from the Sacatepéquez region of Guatemala, home to a chain of active and dormant volcanoes: Acatenango, Volcan De Agua (Volcano of Water) and Volcan De Fuego (Volcano of Fire). The contrasts of blues, reds and oranges in this piece represent the sea and sky, broken up by dawn and sunset. The zig-zag pattern represents the walk on the path of life.
The brown pattern represents the peaks of the Guatemalan volcanoes with plumes of smoke rising skyward. Bordering the volcanoes is a row of spring flowers and wreaths to respectfully mourn the dead. Finally, on the outer edges are curving lines representing the winding rivers of Guatemala –
Quite the conversation starter!
- 100% Cotton
- 35.6 wide x 200 length (cm)
- Hand-wash in cold water, treat stains with mild detergent, lay flat to air dry
Trama Textiles is a cooperative of female Mayan backstrap loom weavers across Guatemala. They work directly with 100 women from 17 weaving communities across 5 regions in the Western Highlands; Sololá, Huehuetenango, Sacatepéquez, Quetzaltenango and Quiché.
*Due to the handmade quality, some size and colour variation may occur.
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