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Ayudante Cotton Half Apron

Handcrafted in Guatemala by fair trade artisans, the Ayudante Half Apron will be an excellent kitchen assistant. This half apron is crafted from a traditional woven Guatemalan skirt known as corte; the fabric has been repurposed as an apron to prolong the life of this intricate textile. Weaving is an important part of indigenous Guatemalan culture, spanning back generations and thousands of years. Often done on a backstrap or standing loom, this form of hand weaving is time-consuming and requires great skill. The Ayudante Half Apron boasts two slip pockets on the center, front of the apron for easy access to your most used tools as you buzz around the kitchen.


  • Materials: 100% cotton
  • Product Care: cold wash, line dry, warm iron.
  • Due to the recycled nature of the textile, colors and patterns will vary. All will be in the blue color family.
  • 22"Lx25"W. Ties are 36"L.
  • Handcrafted in Guatemala

SKU: 8810050


The weaving cooperative Ruth and Naomi is located in Chontola, near Chichicastenango. The project emerged out of the terror and desperation of Guatemala’s civil war. With the help of a local Methodist pastor and his wife, some widows banded together to support their families through sales of the community’s traditional woven crafts. Of the initial group of 18 women, all had lost husbands, fathers, or both to the government’s “scorched earth” policy of the 1980s. The name was chosen because it spoke of two widows from the Bible who were without resources, but who worked and survived.Scholarships make it possible for teens to complete high school in Chichicastenango while living in the project compound. Some have gone on to complete university degrees. The project has also started a health and nutrition center. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from Ruth and Naomi since 1993.

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