Indigo Ixcaco Blanket
made by SINGLE MOTHERS COOPERATIVE in lake atitlán, guatemala
2 in stock
This heavy cotton blanket uses two unique colors. The ecru color is organic natural cotton, which Mayans call “ixcaco”. The indigo is naturally dyed by hand using indigo stone. This blanket has been woven on a traditional Mayan backstrap loom, a skill which women in the Lake Atitlan area learn as children. Each woman can only weave panels, or “lienzos”, as wide as her hips so this large blanket is made up of three panels that are connected using a “ronda” stitch. This blanket takes four days to dye, weave, and hand stitch together. Finished with macramé fringe and long tassels. Due to its handcrafted nature, each blanket varies slightly.
This blanket helps provide education and health care for the children of Single Mothers Cooperative.
- Approximately 48” x 80” and 6” long tassels
- 100% cotton in indigo and ecru
- Machine washable with cold water. Dry on delicate, separately.