NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, works together with talented artisan designers around the world to produce stunning, keepsake treasures. Our mantra is to spread global happiness, so rest assured - we'll do everything we possibly can to ensure you're a happy customer.About this item: From orange and yellow to turquoise and green this shawl is colored with timeless elegance. Different teams of artisans within K'amolon K'i K'ojonel are involved in the creation of this bamboo fiber shawl, from those who dye the yarn, to those who spin it, to those who weave it on a backstrap loom. And everyone is working from home, keeping a millenary textile tradition alive. Shawl: 74.0" L x 22.0" W Fringe: 2.4" LLay flat to dryDry clean or hand wash in cold waterAbout our Artist: In the Maya language, K'amolon K'i K'ojonel means let's get together and it is the name of an association founded in 1987 with a mission to provide assistance and support to women in Sololá who were left widowed during Guatemala's armed conflict. Many children were orphaned too, and people were left in extreme poverty due to the massacres in the highlands during the oppressive civil war. K'amolon K'i K'ojonel is the brainchild of leaders from the Triunfo community in Pujujil. It began as an arts and crafts project with the financial aid provided by Ronald Spector. The money was used to buy materials and pay the 17 women would weave scarves and rebozo shawls to sell. Mr. Spector helped in the search of a fair price for the women who wove on back strap looms. Soon after, married women from the community joined the program, followed by a group of widows from El Adelanto, a neighboring community. By the end of the first year, there were 100 women weavers in the project. In 1987, IDEX - based in San Francisco, California - built a workshop for the weavers in three months. The following year, K'amolon K'i...
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