Indigo Legado Blanket
made by SINGLE MOTHERS COOPERATIVE in lake atitlán, guatemala
5 in stock
A thick cotton blanket that embodies the weaving traditions of generations past. Using unbleached cotton (called “ixcaco”) and naturally dyed indigo ikat, the designs in this blanket are inspired by an antique textile discovered in a local market. Carrying their ancestors’ legacy through to the new generation of weavers, this updated piece was handwoven on a traditional backstrap loom in Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. Each woman can only weave panels (“lienzos”) as wide as her hips so this large blanket is made up of three panels that are connected using a “randa” stitch. Each blanket takes four days to dye, weave, and hand stitch together. Finished with macramé 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, tan, yellow and white
- Machine wash separate, in cold water. Dry separately.