Special Guatemalan Textile Sale and July Trip Report

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Weaving

Nicolás Fund for Education will be holding a special Guatemalan textile sale at Evergreen Covenant Church on December 4th.

[spacer height=”20px”]This event will be held in the Fellowship Hall on the second floor from 11:15 am – 2 pm. Evergreen Covenant Church is located at 3200 78th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

In addition to the Textile Sale, the NFE July team will host a trip report.

[spacer height=”20px”]A light snack will be served. Come and hear about the amazing work that NFE has been doing through Nicolás Christian School, Villa Hortencia 1 and Belén!

These textiles were hand-woven using traditional back-strap looms in the Ixil region of Guatemala, where Nicolás Fund for Education is working.

The back-strap loom is an ancient form of weaving, and Guatemalan women produce some of the best weavings in the world.

This form of weaving is universally practiced by our student’s mothers and even by some of our Nicolás Christian School students.

Ixil design

These textiles are colorful, very functional and feature Mayan cultural designs that date back centuries.

This is a wonderful opportunity to experience art from another culture, to purchase a unique and beautiful Christmas gift or to add a dash of color to your home.

[spacer height=”20px”]All proceeds will benefit the Nicolás Fund for Education, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to improve education for indigenous Mayan students in this region of Guatemala. Help support the education of these children. Education will empower these children to compete politically and economically in the future of their country.

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