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This beautiful hand made challah cover is created by the talented Mayan artisans in the community of Agua Caliente, in San Jan Comalapa, Guatemala. There are 9 women in this group who creates many of MayaWorks brocade products. Their community is located in a remote rural village in the central highlands near the city of Comalapa.  This skilled group creates many of MayaWorks home accents as they are extremely talented at weaving on treadle foot looms. The women of Agua Caliente are extremely creative and as a result have created many unique fabric designs! These women have been working with MayaWorks since the early 1990s and their work has allowed them to not only support their families but also start their own small business through MayaWorks microcredit loans. Some women have bought dairy cows and others grow blackberries for extra income. One artisan and her husband started a small lumber yard with a MayaWorks microcredit loan.

Brocade Challah Cover

  • This exquisite handmade fair trade challah cover reflects the traditional brocade designs of huipiles, the traditional shirts worn by indigenous women in Guatemala. Brocaded in white on white, this challah cover is perfect for Shabbat dinner. Display it on your table as a reminder of the vibrant culture of the Maya people and how your purchase helps a woman care for her family and contribute to the economic development of her small community far away in Guatemala. This handmade challah cover is woven by hand on treadle foot looms using cotton thread. It measures 19” long and 18” wide with 1.5” twisted fringe on both ends. It fits two loaves of challah. Wash in cold water and line dry. This Guatemalan challah cover is produced under fair trade conditions by women who proudly weave it for use in your home.
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