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Backstrap Loom Handwoven Brown and Mulberry Cotton Scarf, 'Maya Rosewood'

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Backstrap Loom Handwoven Brown and Mulberry Cotton Scarf, 'Maya Rosewood'

This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Learn More

Available in 2 to 8 weeks. Learn More

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Working on the backstrap loom, Petrona Perez and members of the Women Artisans Association craft a beautiful scarf. The square features tassels on opposite corners and is meant to be folded diagonally. Combining mulberry and chestnut brown, the weave alternates woven strips with unwoven vertical threads so that the fabric drapes gracefully.

Made in Mexico

  • 100% cotton
  • Dry clean or hand wash
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • 0.14 kgs
  • 0.3 lbs
  • 60 cm L x 59 cm W
  • 23.5" L x 23" W
  • Tassel(s): 14 cm L
  • Tassel(s): 5.5" L
  • Fringe: 7 cm L
  • Fringe: 2.8" L
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Petrona Perez and the Women Artisans Association

Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Petrona Perez and the Women Artisans Association from Mexico.

 

Meet the Artist

Petrona Perez and the Women Artisans Association

Petrona Perez and the Women Artisans Association

"I love my work… Each time I create a new design, I find inspiration in my community, in our fidelity to this precious work that transmits the teachings of generation after generation."

"I was born in a small Maya town in the highlands of Chiapas. My mother began teaching me to weave on the backstrap loom... when I was very young. Weaving by hand is a tradition in the whole town and we feel it's our duty to preserve this work. In every house you can see families working on the backstrap loom.

"I love my work and I love to combine different colors. Each time I create a new design, I find inspiration in my community, in our fidelity to this precious work that transmits the teachings of generation after generation. I remember the warmth each weaving generates in every member of my family. This gives me a beautiful sensation of security that I try to express in each of my designs.

"When we're about to begin a new brocade pattern, we use a glossy thread that adds elegance to the textile.

"When I begin imagining new designs and weavings, I'm better able to evaluate my ideas and feel sure that they'll come out the way I've imagined. But only daily practice has led me to become more creative and continue maintaining the quality of my work.

"At the beginning, I remember it was a time of constant weaving errors and, with infinite patience, my mother showed me how to create a textile that was a pleasure to see. She taught me to trust in my patient and carefully crafted work.

"Most of my family members work with me and we always try to make this a team effort. We complement one another's knowledge in a very responsible way. Each of us works at our own rhythm and with our own creativity, and we organize the work based on experience and weaving style. Each woman who creates a new design teaches the others how to do it and, in this way, we enhance one another's experience.

"Our goal is to continue creating designs that captivate people's sentiments. We want to continue sharing our knowledge with anyone who decides to apply it and preserve his beautiful tradition of our town.

"My desire is to show my work to people in other parts of the world. To inspire someone with to do what he or she loves. To share a bit of the hope I feel when I'm doing what I love."

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WOMEN S M L XL XXL
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
BUST 35 - 36 37 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48
WAIST 27 - 28 29 - 30 31 - 33 34 - 36 38 - 40
HIPS 37 - 38 39 - 40 42 - 43 45 - 46 49 - 50
MEN S M L XL XXL
CHEST 36 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48 50 - 52
WAIST 30 - 32 32 - 34 35 - 37 38 - 41 43 - 45
NECK 14 - 14.5 15 - 15.5 16 - 16.5 17 - 17.5 18 - 18.5
SLEEVE 32.5 33.5 34.5 35.5 36.5
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BUST / CHEST

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WAIST

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LOW WAIST

Measure around the body approximately 1.5" below the natural waist (above). This is the area where most pants and skirts actually fit.

HIPS

Standing with your heels together, measure around the fullest part of the body approx 7"-8" below the waist.

NECK

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SLEEVE

Bend elbow slightly and starting at the center back of the neck, measure across the shoulder, to the elbow and down to the wrist.

INSEAM

Our standard inseam length for women is 32" and 34" for men; however inseam measurements will vary slightly by style.

 

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For at tie belt (no buckle) measure the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This again is the medium size of the belt.

For a soft fabric tie belt it can be called "1 size fits most" and the entire length of the belt should be measured and listed.

See buckle/tie belt size standards below.

WOMEN S M L XL  
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
inches 26 - 30 28 - 32 31 - 35 34 - 38 38 - 42
cm 76 - 86 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

MEN S M L XL XXL
inches 30 - 34 32 - 36 35 - 39 39 - 43 43 - 47
cm 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5 109 - 119

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

Sash tie length

Lay sash/tie out flat away from the garment and measure from end to end.

Belt with buckle

Measure from the end of the pin of the buckle (where it touches the buckle) to the middle hole.

Belt without buckle

Measure from the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This is will give you the medium size of the belt.

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