I love color! And I’m so ready for it when it’s 1 degree and snowing. These very pretty and colorful scarves or runners were handmade by Jolom Mayatik in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. Jolom Mayatik is one of several women’s cooperatives in Chiapas promoting the amazing back strap weaving skills of so many highland women.
The scarves (or table runners) come in several different colors and are 11″ wide by 68″ long. The color is so exuberant!
Here are a few more shots of color…Enjoy!
These scarves are available in the Zinnia Folk Arts online shop, right here.
Chiapas is a Mexican state east of Oaxaca, south of the Yucatan peninsula and bordering Guatemala. The folk artisans of Chiapas are primarily textile artists and they are some of the most talented weavers and embroiderers in Mexico and perhaps, the world. These Mayan women continue the back strap weaving traditions of their grandparents and great grandparents, creating gorgeous colorful tapestries, huipiles, skirts and all things textile using ancient Mayan symbols and techniques.
Probably the most well-known textiles of Chiapas come from San Andres but these lovely tablecloths and pillows are from a lesser known town, Pantelho. They are elegant and simple in their red and whiteness and incorporate the embroidered Mayan sun into a handwoven cream-colored cotton background.
So beautiful. I love red and white.