Tan San Juan Blanket

made by SINGLE MOTHERS COOPERATIVE in lake atitlán, guatemala


3 in stock

Naturally dyed cotton is handspun and handwoven on traditional Mayan backstrap looms on the shores of Lake Atitlán. Panels of fabric (“lienzos”) are each only as wide as the weaver’s hips so, in order to make a larger blanket, each panel is connected using a zigzag “ronda” stitch.  One blanket takes four days to dye, weave, and handstitch together.  Finished with long 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 5” long fringe
  • 100% cotton in tan, white, and black
  • Machine wash in cold water, separately.  Line dry or dry on low.