Indigo Maíz Blanket
made by SINGLE MOTHERS COOPERATIVE in lake atitlán, guatemala
2 in stock
Naturally dyed using the leaves of the Indigofera Tinctoria plant, these ikat stripes are skillfully designed using a series of ties done by hand and by memory. Panels of fabric (“lienzos”) are handwoven on traditional Mayan backstrap looms, each only as wide as the weaver’s hips. This larger blanket is made up of three panels that are connected using a “ronda” stitch. Each blanket takes six days to dye, weave, and handstitch together. Finished with macramé and long fringe tassels. Due to its handcrafted nature, each blanket varies slightly.
This blanket helps provide education and health care for the children of the Single Mothers Cooperative.
- Approximately 48” x 80” and 4” long fringe
- 100% cotton in indigo and white
- Machine wash in cold water, separately. Line dry or dry on low.