CHIAPAS RED TABLE RUNNER
This multicolored table runner was handwoven by indigenous artisans in Chiapas. These textiles carry with them a Mayan aesthetic and artisanal practice which has been passed down through countless generations of women, surviving periods of cultural marginalization and oppression and into the present day. Previously only seen within small communities in Mexico and Guatemala, these fabrics now enjoy global attention and celebration for their exquisite designs and outstanding quality. A surefire way to make special moments even more memorable, this table runner brings beauty and color into any dining area. Ideal as a table cloth, wall decoration, picnic rug or desk decor.
Mayan cosmology and perceptions of the world are traditionally represented in the textiles of Chiapas. Local women pass down knowledge and craft from mother to daughters, keeping cultural traditions thriving and producing their gorgeous, distinctive brocades. In the past artisans would invoke the goddess Ixchel, guardian of the weavers, in order to maintain consistency, dexterity and inspiration whilst creating their masterpieces. For contemporary Mayans these traditional textiles are a rich source of collective cultural memory, cherished and loved by those who create them for their meaning, their significance and their beauty.
These multicolored table runners were handwoven by indigenous artisans in Chiapas. The textiles carry with them a Mayan aesthetic and artisanal practice which has been passed down through countless generations of women, surviving periods of cultural marginalization and oppression and into the present day.
THIS ITEM IS ELEGIBLE FOR RETURN WITHIN 30 DAYS OF RECEIPT IF UNUSED AND IN ITS ORIGINAL CONDITION.
Red, Yellow, Black and White