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The process of footloom weaving was brought to Guatemala through Spanish colonization and uses a wooden loom to create large quantities of fabric. Footloom provides opportunities to weave faster, create thinner fabric and wider format for a variety of products.. Casa Flor partners with three footloom communities located in Chimaltenango, Quezaltenango and Solola.
Backstrap weaving a is pre-colonial indigenous weaving technique where the loom is created with an apparatus that is connected to the weaver’s body and a stable structure (ex- tree, wall, door etc). The weaver’s body creates the tension as they weave and the width of the garment is limited to length of the weaver’s arms. Backstrap weaving is ideal for smaller accessories and homegoods.
Other surface techniques we can source:
Variety of dye techniques