Upcycled Traditional Apron - Estilo Kinich Ahau
Bright, warm, sometimes dangerous yet indispensable, fire is imperative for life to exist.
The vibrant energy and creative force of this primary element were enclosed by our wondrous weavers in these precious gems. Being made with upcycled parts of valuable corte and huipil fabrics, our aprons shine like rubins thanks to locally-made, natural dyes and the exquisite patterns that typically adorn traditional Guatemalan textiles.
Indeed, corte fabrics made with the ancient Mayan jaspe weaving technique gift our crafts the deep tones of our tropical paradise while pieces of huipiles were turned into spacious, finely embroidered pockets to keep safe all your recipes and tiny kitchen tools... or to just let your hands rest after a satisfying afternoon at the stove!
Comfy-to-wear and gorgeous-to-see, our precious aprons will be the best cooking buddies, supporting and inspiring you to experiment with new mouth-watering dishes that will nourish both body and soul of yours and your loved ones'.
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What do you need to know?
Material: 100% Rio Blanco Cotton.
Size: 28'' length x 22'' width - 72cm length x 56cm width.
Features: The body of each apron is made with corte fabrics while the side pockets display the exquisite embroideries of huipil fabrics.
Care: Hand-wash in cold water, treat stains with mild detergent, lay flat to air dry.
WE ARE UNIQUE
Each delantal is handmade by TRAMA's weavers using the traditional backstrap and foot loom weaving techniques 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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Do you know the name of the Mayan god, guardian of the Sun and its vital flames?
His name is Kinich Ahau and was one of the pillars of the ancient Mayan religion. The central place of this deity is due to its role as protector of life under the form of precious maíz. This special vegetable was indeed at the base of the Mayans' diet, hence, farmers used to ask Kinich Ahau to shine bright and warm for their harvests to grow healthily and strong... like their people!
If you are curious to dive deeper in the fascinating story of the god of the Sun, take a look at our ceremonial blouses, which were inspired by the comfy garments worn by the Mayans during some of their most important celebrations.