15 cm by 10cm
* soft comfortable lining inside
* soft elastic to suit all head sizes
About Guatamalan and Mayan textiles
For around 2000 years weaving has been an important part of Maya culture, a vital part of their identity and central to their traditions. The value the Maya placed on this craft is apparent in the fact that the civilisation has a god of weaving-Goddess Ix Chel.
The textiles also play a vital role in cultural traditions and ceremonies. For instance, the textiles were often used as marriage gifts to the family and the woman’s skill playing an important factor when deciding on a bride. Certain fabrics were also used for different Maya ceremonies.
Maya communities also often developed their own preferred style of weaving, demonstrating specific patterns and colours. Thus, the fabrics became an ‘identity’ for the community identifying the wearer’s status and their origin to all. This, I imagine, only increased the communities, and culture’s, pride in weaving and textiles.
How your purchase makes a difference
* Made following Fair Trade guidelines
* Supporting small scale artisan groups in Guatamala
* Vegan friendly
* Supporting traditional crafts
About the supplier
Aside from creating change through our products, they aim to provide their artisan groups with as much assistance as possible. Lumily provides the funds for their artisan’s children in Guatemala & Mexico to go to school, they have an emergency fund set aside for all artisans, and we host fundraisers to provide extra support for the artisans and their families.