The Covid-19 pandemic continues to have a devastating impact on our lives. So we decided to get creative and use the excess handwoven towel materials to create facemasks. Each GuaTela facemask is made of cotton fabric handwoven in the Western Highlands of Guatemala by master artisans with whom we work directly.
Since Mozaique started working with artisans in Guatemala, we have been collecting vintage fabrics from well known or even forgotten village Sunday markets or directly from the weavers' home etc. They are bright, colorful and display complicated patterns that master weavers in Guatemala are famous for all around the world. Their prevoius owners, especially women, used them to wrap themselves around them and when they were too worn, they were at home to cover a bed for example.
To create these one-of-a-kind facemasks we team up with a group of talented artists in Indio, Southern California, who cut and sew each facemaks individually at home. The GuaTela facemask is comfortable, durable, reusable and washable.
Your purchase will not only support our partners in Guatemala but also provide additional income to the artisans in the US who lost their income due to the Covid-19 crisis.
Please note, each mask is entirely one-of-a-kind and may vary from the image. Prior to purchasing, please read the disclaimer.
GuaTela Vintage Facemask
This face mask is not designed for use in medical settings when protective devices that have received FDA clearance are available and should not be considered an appropriate substitute for FDA cleared medical devices, including surgical masks, when such devices are available for use. This face mask is not recommended for use in a surgical setting or where the wearer may be exposed to hazardous bodily fluids. No claims are made as to the face mask’s ability to prevent or reduce exposure, whether through dermal contact or respiration, to microbes, viruses, pathogens, or other agents that may cause harm to the wearer following contact or exposure. This face mask is sold or made available for use only after the potential wearer has read the above statement. By using this face mask, the wearer acknowledges that they have received the above notice. Mozaique makes no claim or warranties, real or implied, as to the effectiveness of this mask in the prevention of infection of any type. Everyone is urged to follow CDC guidelines during this crisis.