Casting for Recovery – Holiday Auction 2011
Auction Ends: Nov 11, 2011 11:59 PM EST

Clothing

Guatemalan Puff Scarf

Item Number
169
Estimated Value
$80 USD
Sold
$45 USD to kdhkeit
Number of Bids
1  -  Bid History

Item Description

A soft and beautiful scarf handwoven on a backstrap loom by native artisans in Guatemala. It is made of loops of Italian mohair in three subtly varied colors of blue attached to a strong cotton backing. The scarf is 5” wide x 53 ½” long. This particular scarf was woven by Micaela Sosof, a Tzutujil Maya woman. She is a member of a cooperative of weavers living in villages on the shores of Lake Atitlan. These high-quality textiles are designed as functional art for the discriminating customer and provide economic incentive for the women to continue their traditional weaving. 

 

 

Item Special Note

Note: The scarf should be dry cleaned. It can also be “freshened up”  by steaming it lightly.

Shipping included.

Donated By:

Caryn Anderson