Embroidered Blouse - Black Ehecatl
Our weavers have combined their knowledge of ancient Mayan weaving techniques with the use of state-of-the-art embroidery machines to pioneer new designs!
Thanks to these special machines, they are indeed able to adorn their handwoven blouses with neater and more intricate patterns that shine bright in the warm embrace of crafty dyes.
These patterns are special also because they represent the powerful magic of flowers: in the ancient Mayan and Aztec cultures, they were considered capable of intertwining the different layers of the universe, being the embodiment of life itself.
Ehecatl, the god of the wind, spread intense floral fragrances to connect all the souls of the different worlds. For example, on the Day of the Dead, it is a common custom to enrich each altar with cempasuchiles for they possess such a strong aroma that Ehecatl uses it to guide the souls of the spirit world towards the homes of their living loved ones.
So fascinating, isn't it?
Take a closer look at these unique blouses and enjoy sharing their incredible stories: we guarantee your family and friends will be left speechless!
What do you need to know?
Material: 100% Rio Blanco Cotton.
Size: 22'' length x 34'' width - 56cm length x 80cm width.
Features: Machine-embroidered floral patterns.
Care: Hand-wash in cold water, treat stains with mild detergent, lay flat to air dry.
WE ARE UNIQUE
Each blouse is handmade by TRAMA's weavers using the traditional backstrap loom weaving technique of the Guatemalan highlands. Each product is the result of our women's craftsmanship, so they are not only beautiful but also incredibly durable and resistant.
WE ARE SUSTAINABLE FOR PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Our eco-friendly crafts are made with 100% organic cotton and passion.
The whole process of production is energy- and resource-saving, with minimum usage of water and electricity.
TRAMA's cooperative guarantees fair wages to its weavers and funds education programmes for the young members of several Guatemalan communities.
By purchasing TRAMA's products, you are contributing to:
- preserving our weavers' craftsmanship and cultural identity.
- developing businesses founded on fair wages for workers and respect for the environment.
If your thirst for knowledge is unquenchable, feel free to email us all your doubts and questions. We will be happy to share with you all our secrets!
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Check out our blog post on how the Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) is celebrated here in Guatemala!
It is a unique and unforgettable event in which spirituality, folklore, and family traditions mix all together to give birth to special rituals and decorations that honor the yearly intertwining of death and life...
Give it a read: your curiosity will be rewarded!