This set of six napkins (12″ x 12″) was backstrap woven by Maria Antonia Miza, a member of the Comalapa village, using brocade techniques and natural cotton in ochre. These napkins can be mixed and matched with the table runners and placemats from the ProTeje collection.
Set of six: about 12″ x 12″ with a 1″ fringe.
ProTeje, which means “for the weavers”, is a project of the Museo Ixchel in Guatemala City. They are dedicated to maintaining the production of high-quality indigenous textiles and offering a means of economic support to Guatemalan weavers. Since its birth in 1994, it has grown to support 300 weavers from nine departments and twenty-four communities.