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Cotton scarf, 'Tzutujil Rose' (Guatemala)

This scarf from Guatemala's Community Association of Tzutujil Women Artisans is a natural treasure to behold. It is woven on a traditional loom with cotton featuring an open weave. Colors are obtained from achiote and alnus bark, which the women prepare on their own. The scarf is woven in three colors including natural cotton, a dark shade of pink obtained from the first boiling of the plants, and a lighter shade, obtained from the third boiling. "Combining achiote rom the first boiling of the plants, and a lighter shade, obtained from the third boiling. "Combining achiote and alder gives us up to seven different shades, ranging from red to pink isn't nature wonderful?" the Tzutujil women tell us. read more