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Handwoven Beige and Brown Cosmetic Case, 'Earth Whisper'

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Handwoven Beige and Brown Cosmetic Case, 'Earth Whisper'

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Geometric motifs in brown, grey and beige are woven by hand on a backstrap loom. Contrasting panels in brown are created on a traditional handloom. Showcasing her Maya weaving legacy, Mirian Otzin crafts a beautiful and distinctive cosmetic case.

Made in Guatemala

  • 100% cotton, acrylic pompoms. Cotton lining
  • Features a zipper closure
  • Dry on low heat cycle
  • Machine wash separately in cold water
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • 68 grams
  • 0.1 lbs
  • 15.24 cm H x 19.69 cm W x 5.72 cm D
  • 6" H x 7.75" W x 2.3" D
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Mirian Otzin

Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Mirian Otzin from Central America.

 

Meet the Artist

Mirian Otzin

Mirian Otzin

"I love this art because it represents my past and my present. Through our weaving, we communicate our cultural values."

"I was born in a beautiful Maya village where we speak Kaqchiquel rather than Spanish. When I was born, my dad wasn't... there and, when he arrived, everyone was scared to tell him his wife had given birth to a girl. See, his father had only wanted boys, never girls, and everyone thought he'd be the same. So when they took him to see me, he just picked me up in his loving arms and everyone realized dad was simply not like my grandfather!

"I was a very fortunate little girl because my parents let me go to school – not many girls were allowed to go and many of my relatives disapproved of me going to school.

"Mother contributed to the family finances by weaving, and my four siblings and I helped her out in the afternoons, when we got back from school. That's how I began to weave when I was eight years old – the first thing I wove was a napkin! In fact that's what many mothers taught their daughters to weave because it isn't regarded as an 'important' thing and mistakes can hardly be noticed. However I was so very proud of what I had done I kept showing it off every time we had visitors.

"Then I worked on a huipil blouse and I wore it out so much it became unwearable. And so I continued to weave, turning this art form into my life. I love this art because it represents my past and my present. Through our textiles, we communicate our cultural values. I love to weave because it also represents the work of many women who use it to express themselves.

"Preserving this beautiful artistic tradition has become a challenge since young women don't seem to be interested in weaving, so we need to promote it or else it will die out.

"My identity is woven into this art and I love it. I feel accomplished when I help others to weave, let them preserve their own identity in their themes, as well as find a way to earn and provide for their families.

"For 16 years, I worked for an organization that supported women weavers and, in 2012, I began working on my own – it's not been easy, it's a challenge. But it comes with many rewards.

"Every design I make tells a story, and it's about our ancestors. It tells of our traditions and customs. Then we all weave together. I love it when we all share ideas and develop our own creativity.

"I dream of having my own workshop and that it's so big that we can offer work to many women, and that my children learn this lesson – always share the best of you. I hope to see more families reintegrate and I can contribute to this by creating jobs so people don't have to emigrate.

"Many thanks to all of you for selecting our work. Each represents an opportunity to improve our lives."

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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
FINDING YOUR SIZE

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.

BUST / CHEST

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

WAIST

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

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

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

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.

 

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.

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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