Cinta Zunil 21
//A new Artisan Direct listing from Fernando in Chichicastengo!//
This is a gorgeous traditional cinta (headdress) made with intricate tapestry weave designs from the town Zunil. The loom used to weave these Cintas y somehow a hybrid between backstrap and foot loom, as it connects to the waist of the weaver, but comes with pedals for increased control.
This particular piece being sold by our friend Fernando in Chichicastenango is an exquisite sample with sweet patterns present on about half of the length of the cinta. The figures are Maya nahuales, or gods linked to the Mayan calendar.
Fernando and his family have a small textile treasure store in their hometown, a place filled with the most beautiful items imaginable. Currently, because of the lasting effects COVID-19 restrictions both nationally and internationally, they have not had many local sales. Thus, the listing of some of the treasures on our site here on our Artisan Direct page.
If you have an interest in sourcing traditional textile pieces from Guatemala, reach out to Mari at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to an intimate direct textile sourcing group on WhatsApp.
Material: cotton blend
Width: 1 inch
Length: 100 inches plus 1.5 inches pompom and 14 inches of thread at the ends.
Care: Wash by hand separately and line dry
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