*PLEASE NOTE: This item is available for pre-sale from February 22nd - March 1st. After March 1st, the pre-sale will close until further notice. Each table runner is made to order. Please allow 6-8 weeks for orders to be processed and fulfilled.
Vendor: Casa Paz
Created by the Méndez family in Santo Tomas, Oaxaca using a backstrap loom. Each table runner is handmade and dyed using natural dyes.
About the Artisans:
The Méndez family is made up four sisters. Verónica, the eldest daughter, leads her sisters to work together and make each of the pieces they sell. Their work begins when they sit on a wooden bench (or on the floor), using a a waist loom technique and a wooden stick to embroider beautiful and one-of-a-kind textiles. After about 3 days (depending on the size and complexity of the design), the piece is completed and ready to enjoy.
All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges will be given on any purchases at this time.
About Casa Paz: Thousands of artisans in Oaxaca are suffering because of the coronavirus crisis. Casa Paz engages in fair trade practices and helps connect Oaxaca's artisans with the resources they need to continue selling their products. Casa Paz's mission is to share the artisans' stories and the cultural significance of their craft.
Giving Back: For every table runner sold, we will donate $5.00 to create despensas or “pantry baskets” for Oaxacan artisans affected by COVID-19.
These baskets can include the following products based on the needs of the communities: