While on a cultural exchange grant in Uzbekistan, Marjorie Puryear (aka Fusion de Maya) purchased this stunning ‘feather-weight’ silk piece from a vendor at the Silk and Spice Festival in Bukhara. Intricately hand-tied with traditional ikat motifs, dyed bright pink, fuchsia, orange and purple using regionally raised silk, woven 88-100epi.
It measure 19″ wide by 70 ” long and has many uses, Accessorize as a scarf or shawl, eye candy for the wall, runner for the table or over a lamp.
About Fusion de Maya:
Unique handwoven products in silky bamboo or cotton fibers from fair-wage textile cooperatives. Our indigenous Maya weavers use modern and traditional dye methods and historically traditional backstrap looms. We work with women-owned and operated fair-wage textile cooperatives helping to empower Maya women and provide income opportunities with a focus of sustaining traditional textile practices. As a textile artist, product designer, and textile historian I focus on upholding fine craftsmanship and indigenous textile traditions.