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Handmade with Love

Vintage-Inspired Bohemian

Timeless Forever Pieces

Designed in Venice, California

Handwoven Guatemalan Scarves and Shawls

Handwoven Guatemalan Scarves and Shawls

Our handmade scarves and shawls are woven on a backstrap loom, which is a simple contraption that consists of sticks, rope and a strap that is worn around the weaver’s waist. It’s a traditional Mayan art form that is at least 2000 years old and remains relatively unchanged today. It is a very labor intensive and precise craft and does not lend itself to mass production. Each piece will have its own variations which is the telltale sign of the handmade process. 

All of our cotton scarves and shawls were made entirely from cotton yarn that is naturally dyed by the artisan using plants, vegetables, fruit, and insects. After the fabrics have been dyed the color is set with banana stems. 

Life is hard in Guatemala, especially for women, who generally don’t receive equal wages for equal work. Irma is part of a fair trade collective of 33 women who not only support each other, they name their own prices, set their own hours, and share their profits. No factories are involved, and there is no boss taking a cut of their profits.

I am so happy to support these independent women and their traditional crafts.

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Yellow Hand dyed Scard and Shawl from Guatemala - The Fox and the Mermaid
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Blue Handwoven shawl - The Fox and the Mermaid
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Pink Handwoven Cotton Shawl from Guatemala - The Fox and the Mermaid
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soft pink shawl - The Fox and the Mermaid
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vibrant green backstrap loomed shawl - The Fox and the Mermaid
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Pink Jaspe shawl - The Fox and the Mermaid
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Handwoven Brown naturally Dyed Shawl - The Fox and the Mermaid
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red hand woven shawl and sarong - The Fox and the Mermaid
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Handwoven Guatemalan Shawl and Scarf: Chartreuse
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Green mottled guatemalan throw - The Fox and the Mermaid
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guatemalan sarong - The Fox and the Mermaid
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guatemalan scarf woven on a blackstrap loom - The Fox and the Mermaid
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handwoven scarf from guatemala - The Fox and the Mermaid
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Handwoven Guatemalan Scarf: Cinnamon
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Green ikat guatemalan scarf - The Fox and the Mermaid
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chocolate brown scarf - The Fox and the Mermaid