Insight to Girasol Wraps
If you are like me, I love to find out how things are made. These beautiful fabrics that are hand woven on old looms just fascinate me. To think that this practice of weaving that existed so many years ago still exist and were passed down from generation after generation. I have found some interesting facts while doing my research. Please embrace this wonderful skill called hand weaving.
In the Hylands of the Guatamala live the Mayan Indians. They still master in the knowledge and mastery of old weaving methods. While the men usually work on the wooden loom, most women use the pre-colonial backstrap looms, weaving textiles and old motifs.
The select weavers are masters of a difficult ancient skill called diagonal weaving.
This high quality wrap produced by this method will always adapt elastically and never stretch out of shape.
These wraps are 100% cotton and no chemical pretreatment is used. There are also “doublings” of the hems to prevent the wearer any discomfort.
These wraps may be washed in 60 degrees Celsius and dried. They may shrink a bit after the first wash. Please note that washing the wrap in hot water and tumble-drying can make it shrink more.
There are so many colors, shapes and motifs to choose from. Please take a look at these wonderful Girasol wraps.