Backstrap Weavers - Cobán

Backstrap Weavers

Cobán, Guatemala

Artisans in Group


Products Made


Years Working Together


Techniques Used

  • Backstrap Loom
Backstrap Weavers - Cobán
Backstrap Weavers - Cobán
In the northeast region of Cobán in Guatemala, we’ve partnered with a group of women backstrap loom weavers. The climate here is very warm and humid, so the traditional technique creates a very lightweight, gauzy cotton weave.
Backstrap Weavers - Cobán
Patterns are formed using a delicate technique called 'pic bil' that requires very fine thread and the most controlled hand. We fell in love with these gossamer fabrics and thought they'd be perfect for bandanas.

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