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Mayan Rainbow Striped Clerical Stole- With Cross


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MayaWorks’ Mayan clerical stoles are now available in a joyous rainbow design with Mayan cross accent set against a turquoise background. Guatemalan artisans hand-weave these beautiful and welcoming stoles on small treadle foot looms. Each stole takes approximately 15 hours to complete beginning with a unique starching process made with corn water. After the threads are dried, the artisan weaves them into the beautiful designs that adorn MayaWorks clerical stoles. The rainbow stole features a gradual variegated transition of the colors of the rainbow repeating along the stole, with dark blue fringe lining the bottom. The purchase of these stoles helps to improve the quality of life of the Maya women who create them, as well as the lives of their families and communities. MayaWorks fair trade, hand made Rainbow clerical stoles make a thoughtful and unique gift for welcoming clergy, friends, or anyone concerned with social justice. The Mayan Cross Rainbow stole measures approximately 4” wide and 52.5” long from the drop and also includes an additional 4” fringe. A straight neckline is held from the collar with a woven fabric chord. Woven in 100% cotton thread. Spot clean.

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Mayan Rainbow Striped Clerical Stole- With Cross

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MayaWorks fair trade clerical stoles are hand woven by indigenous Maya artisans in the rural community of Santiago Atitlán. The stole weavers live in a small halmet which is located directly on beautiful Lake Atitlán in Guatemala. In the 1970s an American priest by the name of Stanley Rother, or as his community called him, Padre Aplás, was concerned about the poverty he witnessed affecting the Mayan people. Knowing their incredible weaving talent, he encouraged them to use their weaving skills to create a means of income. Father Rother believed there was a market for Mayan clerical stoles. The artisans spent many years perfecting their craft and the symbols displayed in the product. Sadly, Padre Aplás was murdered in the Guatemalan Civil War but his spirit still lives on in the people of Lake Atitlán. MayaWorks has proudly worked with these weavers since 1970 and provides them a fair wage for their work.