Ikat Backstrap Clutch

$36.00

Carry a piece of history with this adorable little clutch. The tribal ikat design is handwoven on traditional backstrap looms by artisans in the highlands of Guatemala. Their internationally renowned weaving skills tell a story through color and patterns of a tradition passed down through generations. 

  • Material: 100% Cotton with natural dyes 
  • Measurements: L 8" x H 5.5" + 4" Tassel
  • Details: Zippered closure, black lining + tassel pull
  • Handmade with love in Guatemala
  • As with all handcrafted goods, there are slight variations making each piece a work of art and truly one of a kind. 

Artisan Profile

A nonprofit organization located in Panajachel, a small town on Lake Atitlan in the western highlands of Guatemala, is dedicated to connecting 120 indigenous artisans from the surrounding area to international markets. Through Fair Trade programs, they empower women artisans, their families, and their communities to strengthen their entrepreneurial ecosystems. The foundation leverages traditional Maya heritage and art to rescue, preserve and promote the ancestral culture of the highland artisans with a focus on backstrap weaving. By earning a fair price for their work, the artisans are able to provide sustenance, medical care and education to their children and contribute economically in their communities.

The textiles are entirely produced on traditional backstrap looms, which have been in use since the time of the Maya empire. This highly specialized weaving technique has been passed down from grandmother to mother and mother to daughter for hundreds of generations and produces intricate, durable textiles. This technique is time consuming but also very versatile and can be used to create fabrics light or heavy, smooth or textured, with endless color combinations and ikat designs.

Guatemala Backstrap Loom      

We are that apparel brand with a conscious.  We believe that fashion should be made/sourced ethically, provide social goodness, and offer fair trade. This means:

  • No use of sweat shops
  • Small batch production
  • Sustainable processes
  • Ethically made styles  
PROCESSING TIME: 1 - 3 business days
USA SHIPPING TIME ARRIVAL: 4 - 6 business days 
SHIPS by: USPS or UPS
Sunset Wild does not offer expedited shipping as it goes against our sustainable shipping rules. Expedited shipping makes it difficult for us to group orders on trucks and this forces trucks to take more trips to deliver roughly the same amount of goods. Expedited shipping would increase our carbon footprint due to an increase in fuel intake and an increase in our emissions.  
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