Handspun Organic Cotton Rebozo/Shawl – Guatemala

Winning Bid: $158.00

Valued at $220

Donated by Kakaw Designs

Item condition: New


Kakaw Designs donated this rebozo, made with all local organic cotton fibers that have been hand-spun by Tzutujil spinners using a traditional drop spindle, or called “malacate” in Guatemala. The cotton is grown between Lake Atitlán and Nahualá, with the spinning and weaving done at San Juan la Laguna by Doña Marta and her family. The fibers soften with use, and the gorgeous hue of the natural brown heirloom “ixcaco” (ish-ka-ko) cotton is so gorgeous. Unfortunately, this past harvest season was not very productive, and Kakaw Designs have not been  able to order many rebozos. This is a very much grassroots and slow artform, with local families bringing back heirloom cotton growing. Kakaw Designs, Mari Gray, designed this rebozo and loves supporting this transition back to traditional slow textile production.

It not only makes a great shawl but could be used as a table runner or wall hanging as well. It measures 25″ wide x 76″ long plus fringes. It is done in plain weave and the colors consist of natural white cotton, natural brown heirloom cotton and natural white dyed with indigo.

**Please note that the warp has been starched for weaving, and it will get softer with use and wash. It needs to be hand-washed with a gentle detergent and line dry.

About Kakaw Designs:

We aim to connect talented artisans in Guatemala to international creatives and handmade appreciators by creating unique products that incorporate a variety of techniques and traditions found in the country. We work with many textile artisan groups to make our and our clients’ designs come true (counting 10 in 2021). Our partnerships are mutually-beneficial, and relationships have been built over many years. We hope to both grow as Kakaw Designs together as well as support our partner artisans to expand on their own.

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Total Bids Placed:

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Highest bidder was: b*****a

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
b*****a June 26, 2022 8:59 pm $158.00
b*****a June 26, 2022 6:45 pm $85.00
v*************s June 25, 2022 5:57 pm $75.00
j******k June 23, 2022 6:44 pm $60.00
b*****a June 23, 2022 3:04 pm $50.00
w*****y June 23, 2022 1:20 pm $45.00
w****************e June 23, 2022 12:28 pm $40.00
Auction started June 23, 2022 9:00 am

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