Multicolores Hooked Rugs
Each rug is made using recycled clothing which is cut into thin strips and hooked into a base fabric called monk’s cloth. One small rug could take days in preparation from cutting strips to preparing the cloth. Then the hooking begins. Many months pass while fabric scraps are pulled through the cloth revealing birds flying, flowers growing, lightning flashing, or a long-forgotten huipil pattern combined with a contemporary woven motif or iconic patterns from the Semana Santa street rugs.
This rug is an expression of the artist’s vision of Mayan culture. Made by Liria Elizabeth Cochojil Itcep.
Multicolores was founded in 2013 as the first rug hooking group in Guatemala with over sixty women artisans scattered across seven communities in the highlands of Guatemala. Through their rug sales they earn a sustainable income that enables them to support their families and send their children to school. Learn More