This is an extraordinary example of weaving from the Purepecha village of Cuanajo, near Patzcuaro, Michoacán. It was woven on a backstrap loom by master artesana Natividad Casimiro Romero, and features traditional designs that have been passed down from generation to generation. A faja is a sash, and this one can be used as a small table runner or hung on the wall.
54 inches long (excluding fringe), 3.75 inches wide.
100% of the sale of this faja will be donated to Mujeres Aliadas. Mujeres Aliadas advances the lives of poor women and adolescent girls in the Lake Pátzcuaro area of Michoacán by providing women-centered sexual and reproductive health and educational services. Women in the area have unacceptably high rates of maternal, infant, and cervical cancer mortality due to poor access to affordable, dignified and quality health care. Common ailments often go untreated for years or even a lifetime. For many, particularly the indigenous women, the cost of travel to a clinic or even a small fee for care is simply unaffordable. Mujeres Aliadas helps to empowers women and adolescent girls to take charge of their own health care and to advocate for their health care rights. More info. at: www.mujeresaliadas.org