The Culubriado Tie combines an hand-embroidered backstrap loom fabric with a classic American tie design. 100% cotton 3 inch width Hand-embroidery
The cotton for these scarves is hand spun and dyed with natural tints, using plants such as beets, carrots, achiote, sacatintas, lion's tail, marigold, and banana stem. We selected pigments with...
These cotton bowties were handwoven by the Association of Highland Women cooperative using the traditional footloom. Features: 100% cotton Not Adjustable Fits neck sizes 14.5-16
The fabric for this belt was handwoven by the TRAMA cooperative using the traditional backstrap loom. 100% cotton on canvas webbing D-ring buckle Small: 28-31 inch waist Medium: 31-34 inch waist Large:...
I was up the next morning at 5AM. I read, drank tea, and wrote until Matthew got up. We walked to Ama, one of the weaving cooperatives, where I was shown to a workroom. The room was small. Rolls of fabric lined one of the walls from floor to ceiling, and there was a small table in the middle. I leafed through stripes, patterns, greens, greys, and beiges until I found a piece of embroidery. For the first hour, one of the women, Dilma, stood next to me and watched, picking up pieces of leather as I cut them from my template, and tracing them on green sheet paper. After a while she wandered off. I worked until 1PM, when... Continue Reading →
When I first arrived in the Guatemala Airport, I had my passport checked, and walked through “customs”, which consisted of a roped-off corridor that led directly outdoors. A man with a sign was waiting for me. I had been told that he would take me to Antigua – the old Capital, and one of the oldest cities in Guatemala. When the car pulled up, Matthew greeted me at the door. Matthew is one of the Co-Founders of Vern Heritage - the reason that I came to Guatemala. After talking with the company, picking scarf patterns and designing a couple of prototypes, Vern had arranged for me to meet with the weaving cooperatives, and design a couple of bags and scarves for the... Continue Reading →