Textures of Guatemala

Guatemalan Handwoven Natural and Recycled Cotton Poncho

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SKU: 325653
Description
Designer Luisa Villavicencio and her family maintain the last remaining cotton farm in Guatemala, where they produce the materials used in their natural fashions. This laid-back poncho is created using undyed cotton and reclaimed denim fibers in a striking asymmetrical design with fringe details.
Luisa's family cultivates cotton in several natural colors, and the family is involved in the entire process, from growing the cotton to transforming it into apparel. Says Luisa, 'There are 80 artisans working with us. Some are civil war widows. Others always felt that they couldn't do anything, and we've been able to change that negative self image... A lot of families depend on us. I feel I have a great duty to them, to my parents and to my country, whose textile tradition should not be lost.'
  • 100% cotton, recycled denim
  • 0.47 lbs
  • S/M: 28 inches Length (from high-point shoulder) x 80 inches Bust/chest x 20 inches Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
  • L/XL: 30 inches Length (from high-point shoulder) x 88 inches Bust/chest x 22 inches Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
  • Made in Guatemala

Meet the Artist

Luisa Villavicencio

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  • Empowering Women
    Empowering Women
  • Job Creator
    Job Creator
  • Microcredit Financing
    Microcredit Financing
  • Moving On Up
    Moving On Up
  • Preserving the Environment
    Preserving the Environment
  • Preserving Traditions
    Preserving Traditions

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    This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

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