Based on ancient Mayan spinning and dyeing techniques, Guatemalan textiles are an enduring link to a rich cultural past. Weavers today (mostly women) still derive colors for their threads from vegetable and mineral substances. The Mayan loom - a back strap loom- is still the method of weaving used today. With skill and creativity, these Mayan weavers preserve their traditional craft techniques while creating an income for their families.
Made from the most exquisitely detailed Guatemalan fabric, the shades of celadon and mint green are interwoven with a gold thread in a process that is largely dying out among younger weavers. We are doing our best to convince the younger generation to learn this intricate technique and preserve this textile tradition!
At Larkin Lane, Lark hand selects each silk from the Guatemalan artisans themselves. It is an honor to support this centuries-old craft and bring it to the modern woman's wardrobe!
Each of our Haitian beaded bags is named for the spirit, or loa, depicted in the design. Marassa is most often associated with the three virtues of faith, hope, and charity. ...
Each of our beaded bags is named for the spirit, or loa, depicted in the design. Ayizan is the Loa of the marketplace and commerce. Evening Clutch bag created from...
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Each of our beaded bags is named for the spirit, or loa, depicted in the design. Erzulie is the Loa of love. Evening Clutch bag created from a ceremonial Haitian...