"Saffron" Guatemalan Textile Clutch, Red, Black, Gold

Erick

Made from the most exquisitely detailed Guatemalan fabric, the rich shade of red is 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!

I named this clutch "Saffron" because it is Spanish for "the red gold" and also a spice. Guatemalan weavers today (mostly women) still derive colors for their threads from fruits, vegetables, spices,  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. 

  • 10.5" x 6"
  • Interior Pocket

At Larkin Lane, Lark hand selects each textile from the Guatemalan artisans themselves and collaborates with them to create each design.  It is an honor to support this centuries-old craft and bring it to the modern woman's wardrobe!


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