Fusion De Maya: Marjorie Durko Puryear, HANDWOVENS

Fusion De Maya: Marjorie Durko Puryear, HANDWOVENS
July 1- Oct 31:
PO Box 421
Montrose, AL 36559

Nov 1- June 30: 20
Bay View Ave. South
Dartmouth, MA 02748

(917) 566-4211
mpuryear@umassd.edu
mardurpur.blogspot.com

Contact person: Marjorie Durko Puryear

Wholesale Accounts Available

FusionDeMaya-LogoAs a textile artist, product designer, and collector of indigenous textiles, I focus on fine craftsmanship and indigenous textile traditions. I am owner, designer, and colorist for Fusion de Maya that specializes in one-of-a-kind scarves, shawls, and decorative pillows using various cottons, silk, linen, and bamboo, and chenille threads. The products are skillfully woven by indigenous weavers on traditional backstrap looms who belong to two weaving cooperatives in the highlands of Guatemala—Asociación Maya de Desarrollo and Fundación Tradiciones Mayas. Because of my association with these two fair-wage textile cooperatives, Mayan weavers are provided income opportunities while sustaining traditional practices.