A few months ago, PAXbaby hosted a contest very different from standard design-a-wrap gigs; this contest gathered ALL your best ideas for names and then PAXmommy Jillian designed a Girasol wrap to fit the wining name! Out of all the hundreds of names submitted, one very special name was far and beyond the outstanding favorite, and that was ATITLAN, which means “where the rainbow gets its colors,” in Mayan, submitted by Amber P; thank you so much!
With name in hand, PAXmommy Jillian delved into researching this amazing epithet and lo and behold, found an incredible coincidence!! Our actual Girasol weavers sit and weave our gorgeous wraps on looms in a small village lakeside in Guatemala, and the name of that lake is none other than Atitlan! It was MEANT to be!!!! To make it even better, PAXmommy Christina honeymooned in the same area years ago and was able to share with PAXmommy Jillian pictures from her trip, inspiring her with the rich colors that are so prominent in the region. These bright shades are created to remind us of the women’s skirts, their shawls, and the beautiful fruits that they offer for sale in the markets! The black stripes and geometric print are an artistic representation of the ruins as seen from above, each black line shows a “shadow” of a stair shape on the sides of these impressive structures.
As Atitlan promised, this woven wrap flamboyantly creates an ode to its very own roots, and you can be part of it all by wearing your baby just as the women do in Guatemala as they sit by Lake Atitlan and hand weave the very wrap you are purchasing.
Get ready for Atitlan, stocking Monday June 29th, 2015 at 10:00am PDT.