Cotton shawl, 'Fluttering Butterflies' (Guatemala)

Butterflies flutter with endless fascination in the design of this cotton shawl. From Ixbalam Ke Women Weavers, the shawl is woven on a traditional back strap loom with five bands featuring the Pikbil artistry the region is renowned for; it resembles paper cutouts and the images are inspired by the local wildlife. The fringe is braided and knotted by hand into elegant patterns.