According to Maya traditions, they were taught to spin plant fabrics into yarn and weave them into textiles by the goddess, Ix Chel. Ix Chel was a moon goddess, earth goddess, and embodiment of wisdom, fertility, and female virtues - depending on which form she decided to take on a particular day - who was said to have woven the cycles of life. She is often shown wearing a backstrap loom, which is the traditional Maya loom. This loom is actually worn by the weaver, strapped around the back and waist, and anchored to a tree or similar object.
We founded Guatextiles with one goal in mind: to give credit and give back to the indigenous people of Guatemala. Our passion and love for Guatemala has driven us from the beginning, and continues to drive us into the future. We know that every product counts, and strive to make the entire shopping experience as rewarding as possible. Your purchase will help the people of Guatemala as well as bring the beautiful colors found in nature into your home. Check it out for yourself!