Happy New Year to all of our customers! We hope that 2016 will be a year filled with blessings, new adventures, and fun for all of you.
The new year is all about new beginnings and changes. It’s the perfect opportunity to bring a fresh start into your home with some of our beautiful, traditional Guatemalan handicrafts. We are so excited to announce a new line of decorations for your bedroom to fit with your taste and your hopes for the new year.
Our new bedspreads and pillow covers are handmade by local artisans using the traditional Guatemalan method of Jaspe weaving. In the Jaspe technique, threads are dyed before being woven on a foot-pedal loom into cloth with an elaborate pattern. The artisan must dye the threads just right so that they can come together to create the design on the whole cloth.
We have worked with Guatemalan designer Gabi Gomez and a Sololá weaver named Miguel to develop a new Jaspe design which we know you’ll love. So check out our photos below. Or better yet come visit our store in Antigua to see the new bedspreads for yourself. You just might want to take one home with you!