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Alabaster White 100% Handwoven Cotton Placemats (Set of 4) - Alabaster Classic
As the modern world ever more encroaches upon the peoples of Chiapas, one way they resist is to develop new products using centuries-old techniques. This set of 4 warm off-white placemats in 100% cotton is handwoven on the traditional Maya backstrap loom. It is presented by the Aid to Artisans organization, which works with these weavers to fulfill their mission.
- 100% cotton
- 0.24 lbs
- Each: 13.8 inches L x 17.8 inches W
THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Artisan Organization: Aid to Artisans
"Aid To Artisans Mexico is an initiative that creates opportunities for artisan groups in Chiapas communities as well as in the Yucatan Peninsula. Many of these communities are in remote areas, and their artisan traditions are marginalized or in danger of being lost.
"We combine our passion for Mexico's Maya culture and their artisan traditions with our own commitment to construct successful small businesses.
"We've been able to connect with artisans for their personal growth and development so that their artistic skills can lead them to greater opportunities.""