Hand Made Woven 100% Wool Blanket Momostenango, Guatemala 86" x 62" Dark Blue with Burros
$199.99Or Best Offer
Hand Made Woven 100% Wool Blanket from the high mountain village of Momostenango, Guatemala. This wonderful 100% Wool blanket is a treasure. It measures 86" x 62" with a 5" fringe on each end and is in excellent condition. The colors are a stuning dark blue, blue and natural white figures of burros, ducks, people and a Queztal Bird in the center. . The blankets are thick soft and incredibly warm to fend off the nighttime cold in the highlands. This one is not new and was used on top of a bed but the condition is excellent . . On my recent trip to the Guatemalan Western Highlands I purchased several of these wonderful blankets directly from the weaver. In Mayan society it is the men who weave the wool blankets. It is a sad fact that they are making less and less hand woven items. As the Mayan culture is becoming "modernized" the old traditions of hand woven textiles of natural fibers is disappearing.
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