Pleated Corte Indigo & Mayan Fabric Face Mask (Pack of 5)
Each mask has been made by artisans of the Guatemalan Highlands. The fabrics were originally created on traditional pedal looms, naturally dyed a gorgeous navy blue, made by the Indigo plant. The 'Multicolor' option features a vibrantly colored, traditional hand-embroidery technique. The 'Mayan Fabric' options feature a mixture of cut-offs of our beautifully colored, ornate woven fabrics. The designs of the fabric pieces used are full of Mayan symbology - either diamonds to represent women, zig-zags to represent volcanoes, or stripes to represent the path of life.
This fabric is used by Guatemalan women for the traditional Mayan skirt or ‘Corte’. It is a soft and very durable fabric, made from 100% cotton making it perfect fabric for a face mask
Saving the planet: We are using our fabric cut-offs to create these face masks and avoid waste of our beautifully crafted fabrics.
These face masks are:
- 100% Double-layered cotton - with a light, breathable cotton on the reverse and durable, up-cycled cotton on the front
- Secure - with elastic loops to fit securely round the ears
- Supporting Artisans
The proceeds of these face masks will directly support the artisan members of our weaving cooperative who now, more than ever, need the support of your thoughtful purchases.
What do you need to know?
Material: 100% Rio Blanco Cotton
Size: Approx. 6" x 3" / 15cm x 8xm
Care: Hand-wash in cold water, treat stains with mild detergent, lay flat to air dry weight, material and features. Our products do not shrink, bleed or fade.
Unique: As all our products are handmade, you may notice small irregularities. These are not faults but simply unique features resulting from the artisan nature of the techniques used to make our products.
Impact: By purchasing TRAMA products, you are providing a fair wage to the women and helping to preserve cultural traditions of the indigenous people of the highlands of Guatemala.