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Handloomed Cotton Poncho, 'Fresh Berry'

Product ID: U70145


Handloomed Cotton Poncho, 'Fresh Berry'

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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Artisan Elena Ixtamer uses the traditional waist loom to create this breezy open-weave poncho. Made of pure cotton yarns in a berry shade, the poncho is the perfect topper when you just need a light extra layer. The artisan hails from San Juan la Laguna in Guatemala, an area known for its use of natural textile dyes.

Made in Guatemala

  • 100% cotton
  • One size fits most
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Machine wash separately in cold water
  • Tumble dry on low heat
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • 0.17 kgs
  • 0.4 lbs
  • 75.3 cm L x 97.79 cm W
  • 29.5" L x 39" W
  • Fringe: 7.62 cm L
  • Fringe: 3" L
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Elena Ixtamer

Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Elena Ixtamer from Central America.


Meet the Artist

Elena Ixtamer

Elena Ixtamer

"Just as I learned from my mother, my mom learned from my grandmother. Now I am teaching my daughters because weaving by hand is an art that represents us as Guatemalans."

Latest Update “I started working with Novica in January 2020, at the start of the pandemic. My sales grew rapidly, and I... Latest Update

“I started working with Novica in January 2020, at the start of the pandemic. My sales grew rapidly, and I did everything possible to deliver on time, to prove that I am a responsible artisan. Then we started receiving large orders for my 'Fiesta de San Juan' shawl, which became successful in the Novica catalog. When I saw that the orders were increasing and not stopping, I involved my family in the business and started paying other artisans to support me with the weaving.

“Since we earn a fair price for our work, I have managed to pay the artisans well and on time, and they have not gone to work with anyone else. Our family income was increasing, and we were able to start paying off some debts. We had debts because, before Novica, the sales of the products had been inconsistent. Locally, handmade products no longer sell as well as they used to. Now that we have orders from Novica, we feel calmer because we can start paying the debts that were pending. We also did not have enough cash to invest in raw materials, and it was difficult for us to pay for our basic daily needs. We managed to pay off my son's tuition, which he owed for two years.

“Now we are up to date, and that gives me a lot of peace of mind. I am most grateful to Novica for the orders they generate for me, because now I have constant work, and I am very happy to know that my textiles are seen and sold in other countries.”

Original Artist Story

"I enjoy my art. Each step is an adventure and I discover new things every day that lead to better results and better designs to offer you.

"I'm Elena Ixtamer. I love being able to introduce myself to you. I was born in 1975 in a small town in Guatemala. I grew up admiring my country's natural beauty, and what place could be better than on the shores of Lake Atitlan? My mother was an artisan who wove on a backstrap loom and my father was a day laborer.

"When I was eight, my mother began teaching me to weave with patience and love. This art is learned by most women at a very young age. Due to its complexity, and because it is part of our traditions and customs, it is also part of a family legacy. Just as I learned from my mother, my mom learned from my grandmother. Now I'm teaching my own daughters because weaving by hand is an art that represents us as Guatemalans. It has given my family much joy, since it has been our main source of income, not just for me, but for many families.

"I have been weaving since 2004 and I really love it. I have learned many more techniques that have allowed me to experiment and grow. I dream of knowing that my designs are highlighting feminine beauty in other countries and that these women know that they are made with love and dedication because, when I weave, I'm always thinking of shoppers who are looking for a handmade, quality textile."

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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
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

Take your measurements with the tape measure over your under garments. If your measurements fall between sizes you may prefer the next larger size. Inseam, skirt and dress lengths vary by style and will be listed in the item description. Our sweaters are knit in standard American sizes, however actual measurements vary by style.


Measure around the fullest part of chest under the arms and over the shoulder blades keeping the tape measure level.


Measure around the smallest part of the waist keeping the tape measure comfortably loose. Most garments use the low waist measurement noted below.


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


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


Measure around the base of the neck keeping the tape measure comfortably loose.


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


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


Belts with buckles are measured in inches that correspond to a waist size however, most people do not wear belts on the waist, they wear them closer to the hips. A buckle belt measurement is take from the end of the "pin" of the buckle to the middle hole on the belt. Generally there are 5 holes for size adjustment, with a 1" space between each, so the middle hole will the be average size of the belt.

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.

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

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.

Download our printable ring sizing chart to find the perfect fit!


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