Guatemala, Nata Y Limón, Weaving
Nata Y Limón is an ethical craft label that partners with skilled Mayan weavers in Guatemala to develop hand-woven premium fabrics for interior and fashion. By setting new standards within the artisan & craft industry they are transforming the art of weaving into a stable source of income and are creating long-lasting positive impact for indigenous women and their families.
The weavers are mainly located in the region of Chichicastenango, which is one of the best-known regions for high quality intricate brocade designs. Their products are primarily made of natural materials, such as cotton and new wool, and all materials are sourced locally in Guatemala.
The focus of Nata Y Limón lies in the promotion of the traditional Mayan brocade weaving, as it is the most complex and time consuming form of weaving that exists. It is normally used to create the torso section of Mayan women’s traditional huipil. The process of creating a single panel for one of their brocade pillowcases can take up to three weeks.
Nata Y Limón works with two seamstresses in order to create finished products from their textile weavings, such as their exclusive home decór collection as well as other timeless products. All of their products are 100% made in Guatemala.
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