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Variegated Blue Guatemalan Fair Trade Clerical Stole

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This MayaWorks Variegated Guatemalan Clerical Stole combines light to dark shades of blue with symbols of the cross, shafts of wheat, bread, fish and chalices. Fair trade stoles are handmade by indigenous Maya artisans who live at Lake Atitlán in Guatemala. The liturgical stoles are hand woven in 100% cotton and their colors correspond to different liturgical seasons. The blue variegated stole is often worn around Advent and symbolizes hope. Fair trade stoles support these weavers and allow them to earn a fair wage for their work. This clerical Guatemalan stole is a unique and meaningful gift for your socially conscious Pastor. Those who wear these stoles can feel the connection back to the Maya artisans who've created them! Each stole measures approximately 4” wide by 52.5” long (105 inches from end to end) with an additional 4” fringe at each end. Straight neckline is held away from the color with a woven chord. Spot clean.

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Variegated Blue Guatemalan Fair Trade Clerical Stole

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MayaWorks fair trade clerical stoles are hand woven on treadle foot looms by artisans in Santiago Atitlán. Santiago Atitlán is a small town situated on beautiful Lake Atitlán in Guatemala. The Maya artisans who weave the stoles are from the small hamlet called Panabaj. They are very talented at hand weaving stoles and have been doing so since the 1970s. An American priest who was living in their community was very disheartened by the poverty he saw and the deep struggle of the Mayan people. So he set out to find a way to use their traditional skills to make a product they could sell as a steady source of income. The idea of a clerical stole was familiar to him. The artisans learned to make stoles and have been perfecting their skills ever since. MayaWorks has been working with these artisans for over 15 years ensuring that they receive a fair wage for their work.