ixöq works with two different groups of women weavers from villages on Lake Atitlán to create our beautiful scarves. Each style highlights a different type of weave and skill traditionally used in Mayan communities of Guatemala. All scarves are handwoven on a backstrap loom in the women’s homes. Weaving is a traditional skill that many Guatemalan men and women learn as children, and weaving can be a job that women can do in the house, while still caring for their home and children. Weaving scarves for ixöq allows the artisans to earn extra income to help support their families.
The scarves are brightly colored and come in four designs: traditional, tortuga (turtle design), infinity and ikat. They are light weight and can dress up a look in any season. We also carry slightly larger shawls woven in the same beautiful designs.