Multicolor Guatemalan Table Runner
$139.00|Made in Guatemala
Your table deserves to look gorgeous, and the multicolor Guatemalan table runner is sure to achieve that. Handmade by talented artisans, the multicolor Guatemalan table runner will light up your setting, enchant your guests and enhance any meal you serve on it. With its unique design and distinctive coloring, this Guatemalan table runner will become an instant classic in your household.
L: 74.80x W: 12.20 inches
The Multicolor Guatemalan Table Runner was handwoven by skilled artisans on a traditional backstrap loom. Artisans have used backstrap looms throughout Central America since pre-Colombian times. These simple yet ingenious tools are much smaller than pedal looms, and consist mostly of string, sticks and a strap. The strap loops around the waist of weaver, which is where the backstrap loom gets its name.
In use, the weaver ties one end of the loom to a tree or pole and maintains tension by pulling back on the strap on the other end. The weaver usually sits on the ground or on a bench whilst working, with the woven fabric moving away from them as they progress. Because of this, the weaver is said to be ‘giving birth’ to the fabric. Due to being simple and portable, the backstrap loom is much more versatile than other weaving tools. This, however, also means that they are not able to produce large pieces of fabric.
For generations, women from Aguas Calientes, in Guatemala, have woven traditional garments using backstrap looms. They often brocade these pieces with intricate designs, which tell mythical tales. Diamonds represent to the shape of the earth and sky, while undulating lines symbolize fertility and natural abundance. Three vertical lines represent ancestral figures, and there are often depictions of the rain god who watches over creation.
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This item is eligible for return within 30 days of receipt if unused and in its original condition.
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