Rainbow Rebozo Throw Creacion
We are fascinated by how small the carbon footprint is for Maya women, and how little Maya people take from Mother Earth. How they weave their clothing, farm their land, walk everywhere, use public transportation for long trips, and take care of their limited supply of water and electricity. They save and reuse things we usually throw away like ziplock sandwich bags; make jewelry out of coconut and coffee shells, and use natural dyes from plants and fruits!
We are in awe of the multi uses of their wardrobe, like the rebozo (shoulder wrap) and how a simple foot-loomed wrap becomes a tablecloth for the family, a folded rebozo can be used to keep the sun or rain off their head, it can be used to keep you warm and it becomes a carrying cloth to bundle breads, groceries, or goods to be sold at the market; its life is extended by becoming a window cover, or a room partition, and when a mom is finally done with it, she takes it to market to be sold to buy more thread to make a new rebozo.
A new life is then given to that old rebozo by an artisan or artist who will repurpose it into a woman’s bag, or a clutch, a whimsical doll, or into a pair of summer sandals! We hope you will enjoy your Rainbow Rebozo to snuggle with you Rainbow Baby or any of your babies!
Our foot-loomed fabric features Jaspe (Ikat), Maya artisans are world class Ikat master dyers, Guatemala's Ikat techniques are amongst the best in the world!
Available in two sizes:
Long Size: 36" W x 72" L plus Macrame Fringe: 4"
Extra Long Size: 36" W x 92" L 92" plus Macrame Fringe: 4"
Artisan loomed woven fabric. 100% Cotton thread. Ikat technique. Slow fashion. Timeless traditional design. Easy care.
How we make them
Hand weaving is the most carbon-neutral way of producing fashion materials, and our foot-loomed cotton is ideal for the minimalist in all of us. Weaved in the highlands of Guatemala by Maya master weavers who use century old techniques that cannot be duplicated by machines. Guatemala is the motherland of foot-loomed textiles. For centuries, the beautiful hands of women, AND men, have used the back-strap and foot-loom as their writing instruments to record their history, their dreams, and love of their country. Our natural cotton is everything you want for you and your family, soft, natural, and chemical free.
Handmade by Artisans
Artisanal products differ from fast fashion products in that they are made in a traditional or non-mechanized way. Artisanal products are hand-crafted by skilled cobblers in small quantities with high quality and design in mind; using techniques that cannot be replicated by machines!
Power in Your Purchase
Thank you for helping us make our world a better place. Your purchase helps us to employ skilled artisans who in turn are able to earn an income to provide for their families!