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Striped Cotton Beach Towel in Sky Blue from Guatemala, 'Fresh Relaxation in Sky Blue'

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Striped Cotton Beach Towel in Sky Blue from Guatemala, 'Fresh Relaxation in Sky Blue'

This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 3 to 6 weeks. Learn More

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Perfect for a relaxing day by the beach, this towel is designed by Eladio Chiroy in Guatemala. He works with cotton, weaving this beach towel by hand on the traditional telar de pie, or floor loom. The towel features a body of sky blue with snow white stripes decorating its length. Fringes at either end complete this summery accessory.

Made in Guatemala

  • 100% cotton
  • Do not bleach
  • Use a warm iron
  • Machine wash in cold water
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Dry on low heat cycle
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • 0.29 kgs
  • 0.6 lbs
  • 167.64 cm L x 83.82 cm W
  • 66" L x 33" W
  • Fringe: 7.62 cm L
  • Fringe: 3" L
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Eladio Chiroy

Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Eladio Chiroy from Central America.

 

Meet the Artist

Eladio Chiroy

Eladio Chiroy

"I want to keep our Guatemalan weaving artistry from disappearing. Like other crafts, the textile arts enrich our culture."

"I'm Eladio Chiroy Hernandez and I was born in Guatemala in 1942 as one of ten children. Because we were such a large... family, we didn't have a lot of money, but my father began weaving on a traditional handloom and my mother sold his weavings door to door. They worked hard and, thank God, we never lacked an education or missed a meal.

"After finishing primary school, I began learning to weave. I became a teacher and sought to improve by working tirelessly until I achieved my dreams.

"I taught in public schools for 28 years and always set up one or two looms to teach young people how to weave. It was an honor for me to continue with this beautiful art that I learned from my father as a boy. I would dream about becoming like my father — a hardworking and enterprising man.

"I studied at the Universidad de San Carlos and earned a degree in middle school education so I could start teaching mathematics. At the same time, I also created apparel and accessories with handwoven fabrics.

"I designed fabrics, managed workshops and collected weavings from highland towns and villages throughout Western Guatemala for a shop owned by a foreign family.

"Someone once asked me, 'Why do you work for someone else if you have the power to be your own boss in your hands?'

After that, I became more interested in weaving.

"In 1990, I started my own workshop to create textiles for a large chain store. I created my own original designs and they sold well until another company took over and they greatly reduced their line of handicrafts. As a result, I lost many workers and it was difficult to find another market for my work. Now I'm starting over.

"I've visited all 339 municipalities in my beautiful country, learning about the culture, scenery and people, so I know Guatemala has an infinity of opportunities for growth. And what better than through our traditional crafts.

"You have opened up a big door of opportunity for me because I want to keep our Guatemalan weaving artistry from disappearing. Like other crafts, the textile arts enrich our culture.

"I plan to continue weaving for the rest of my life."

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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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