These tablecloths are handwoven on a backstrap loom with cotton yarn and include hand sewn embroidered detail. The women of Sanik take their time to create each piece in the comfort of their home. Vibrant colors and careful workmanship make this a perfect fit for any table.
Small 36"x36", Medium 42" x 60", Large 55" x 85"
As a handwoven item, slight variations will occur
We recommend spot cleaning but when necessary, delicate wash and hand dry
Sanik is an artisan cooperative located in the western highlands of Guatemala, in the region of Sololá.
The name Sanik (saan-eek) comes from the Maya Kaqchikel word for worker ants. Kaqchikel, the local native language, is the way the women naturally express themselves and conduct group business. The artisans chose the word Sanik because "on their own ants cannot accomplish much, but as a group they can accomplish great things." Together, they have since accomplished incredible feats, such as creating global fair trade partnerships and implementing a scholarship program for their children. In the words of the artisans, "Weaving is our life. It is what allows us, the women, to put bread on the table for our children."