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Santiago Atitlan  Guatemala  (Tzutujil) Mayan Belts & Sashes (Faja) and Shawls (Rebozos
 

These beautiful hand-woven textiles also make a great table runner, table cloth, baby carrier, shawl or poncho or  a decorative wall hanging depending on their dimensions  & design.


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There is a continuum of length and width for Santiago Atitlan belts, shawls and other textiles that I haven't quite figured out.  Check out pictures on right.

  • Belts for Men ---  Older men from Santiago Atitlan still wear traditional "traje" which includes a long (65" to 140"), moderately wide (4" to 8") sash belt wraps multiple times around their pants to hold them up.  I believe the sash also helps a bit when carrying heavy loads.  Boys and younger men also wear the "traje" during more festival occasions. 

  • Belts for Women --- My understanding is that traditionally Mayan women from Santiago Atitlan do not wear belts - they tuck their beautiful red (and now green and grey) skirts in ways that I can't replicate to hold them up.  At times I do see women wearing belts or sashes, but it tends to be ones from another village.

  • Rebozos or Shawls for Girls and Women ---  The rebozo or shawl is very much a part of a girl's or woman's traditional "traje" from Santiago Atitlan.  Older women use the shawl as the ubiquitous "carry cloth" for baby's and other things to and from the market and everyday activities.  I remember reading a story that told that when teenage girls walk together down a street, if a boy was interested in a girl he would try to pull her rebozo.  If the girl let it slip to the ground, it would indicate she might be interested.  If she didn't, she wasn't.  I will try to remember which story book I read this in and add to this page --- I also need to check with my friends from Santiago Atitlan to find out more about the basis of this story when I next visit Guatemala.  Please send me an email if you know more lynn@terraexpience.com  

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Width:  "
Length:  "


Weight:  lb.

Price: 

misplaced

Santiago Atitlan Shawl (Rebozo) -    Probably a girl's or small woman's woven rebozo or shawl) from Santiago Atitlan with jaspe designs (click on pictures to see). Material probably cotton and acrylic. A used textile in good condition


 
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Width:  14"
Length:  36"


Weight:  .45 lb.

Price:  $20.00

sold 

Santiago Atitlan Shawl (Rebozo) -    Probably a girl's or small woman's woven rebozo or shawl) from Santiago Atitlan with jaspe designs (click on pictures to see). Material probably cotton and acrylic. A used textile in good condition.

 
R_SA_003


Width: 15.5 "
Length:  28"


Weight:  lb.

Price:  $17.50

sold 

Santiago Atitlan Shawl (Rebozo) -    Probably a girl's or small woman's woven rebozo or shawl) from Santiago Atitlan with jaspe designs (click on pictures to see). Material probably cotton and acrylic. A used textile in good condition.

 
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Width:  25"
Length:  60"


Weight:  1 lb.

Price:  $35.00

misplaced 11/09 

Santiago Atitlan Shawl (Rebozo) -    Woman's woven rebozo or shawl) from Santiago Atitlan with detailed jaspe designs (click on pictures to see). Material probably cotton and acrylic. A used textile in good condition.

  
 
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Width:  15"
Length:  34"


Weight:  .35 lb.

Price:  $25.00

sold

Santiago Atitlan Shawl (Rebozo) -    Woman's woven rebozo or shawl) from Santiago Atitlan with detailed jaspe designs (click on pictures to see lion and other figures). Material probably cotton and acrylic. A used textile in good condition.

 
 
R_SA_007

Width:  15"
Length:  35"


Weight:  .35 lb.

Price:  $25.00

sold 

Santiago Atitlan Shawl (Rebozo) -    Woman's woven rebozo or shawl) from Santiago Atitlan with detailed jaspe designs (click on pictures to see figures). Material probably cotton and acrylic. A used textile in good condition.

 
 
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Width:  15"
Length:  34"


Weight:  .35 lb.

Price:  $25.00

sold

Santiago Atitlan Shawl (Rebozo) -    Woman's woven rebozo or shawl) from Santiago Atitlan with detailed jaspe designs (click on pictures to see figures). Material probably cotton and acrylic. A used textile in good condition.

   
 
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Width:  4"
Length:  65"


Weight:  .2 lb.

Price: $15.00

sold 

Santiago Atitlan Faja (belt) -  Beautiful hand-woven faja or belt from Santiago Atitlan.  Probably worn by a boy or young man. Material probably cotton and acrylic. A used textile in very good condition.

 
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Width: 7 "
Length: 112 "


Weight:  .65 lb.

Price:  $35.00

misplaced 9/2009 



Santiago Atitlan Faja (belt) - Man's hand-woven faja or belt from Santiago Atitlan with detailed jaspe designs (click on pictures to see). Material probably cotton and acrylic. A used textile in good condition.

  

 

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Width:  5"
Length:  88"


Weight:  .4 lb.

Price:  $20.00

  misplaced 9/2009 



 

 

 

 

Santiago Atitlan Faja (belt) - Red and grey colors in this man's hand-woven faja or belt from Santiago Atitlan with jaspe designs (click on pictures to see). Material probably cotton and acrylic. A used textile in good condition with one area that is a little lighter than others (see right picture on right below about half way up on the right).

note light area

 
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Width:  8"
Length:  110"


Weight:  .6 lb.

Price:  $35.00

misplaced 9/2009  

Santiago Atitlan Faja (belt) - Great colors and weave in this man's hand-woven faja or belt from Santiago Atitlan with detailed jaspe designs (click on pictures to see). Material probably cotton and acrylic. A used textile in very good condition with only light wear (the wavy edges are because I didn't iron, not actually in the fabric)

Santiago Atitlan Belts, Sashes and Shawls we have sold

 

 


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