Oaxacan Green Striped Serviettas

$36.00 $24.00

Use this versatile cotton cloth in your bread basket, on your table, or as a towel.

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Product Description

Serviettas are napkins, and these were woven to wrap tortillas to keep them warm. Their size and medium weight make them very versatile, though, and you could use them for bread cloths, hand towels, table mats or lapkins (very large napkins).

Dark green and deep sage green stripes alternate across these mats in a supple yet sturdy handwoven warp-faced weave. Natural brown and white cotton borders on the front side provide a bit of flair. The motifs have been added with a supplementary weft technique. The non-selvedge edges are hemmed, and all four sides are  finished with an embroidered blanket stitch technique.

Women weavers of San Juan Colorado, Oaxaca, Mexico, still handspin and naturally dye their yarns, then weave their fine fabrics on backstrap looms. They have formed weaving collectives within their town to improve their weaving and marketing opportunities.

 

Additional information

Size

about 22 1/2" long x 19" wide

Fiber

cotton

Color

dark and lighter green stripes with light brown decorative motif

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