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Variegated Red Guatemalan Fair Trade Clerical Stole


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The Variegated Red Fair Trade Clerical Stole is handwoven with multiple shades of red and features the symbols of a chalice, bread, shafts of grain, the cross and fish. In accordance with the liturgical year, the red clerical stole can be worn to celebrate the passion of Jesus, confirmation, and recalls the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. This liturgical fair trade stole is made by indigenous Maya artisans who live along the shores of Lake Atitlán. A hand woven fair trade clerical stole makes a great gift for any pastor who is passionate about social justice and it is also a great way to celebrate a special occasion. All clerical stoles are woven in 100% cotton thread and should be spot cleaned. Each Mayan stole is approximately 4” wide and 52.5” long at the drop (105 inches from end to end) with an additional 4” fringe on each end. Straight neckline is held from the collar by a woven fabric chord.

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Variegated Red Guatemalan Fair Trade Clerical Stole

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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.