Irma is one of the Cooperative's newest members.  She lives in the rural village of Chuacruz, in the South-West of Guatemala.  Irma learned to rug hook from her sister Micaela, who has been a member of the Maya Women's Rug Hook Cooperative since 2013.

Irma's designs are inspired by Maya huipils (blouses) from different departments in Guatemala. Each huipil is uniquely decorated with designs and symbols, each with their own meaning. These range from diamonds representing the path of the sun, to representations of mountains, rivers, animals, and people. Irma expresses this storytelling in her rugs.

Irma is naturally creative and always eager to learn. Discovering rug hooking was a way for her to continue a tradition of working with her hands. She was eight years old when her mother taught her to weave, and she also enjoys beadwork, from which she developed a good color sense.

Irma loves rug hooking because it enables her to express herself freely and creatively. With income from the sale of her rugs, Irma is supporting her younger brothers through school and helping her parents to pay the household expenses.

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Irma Churunel Ajú

 

 

CHARCO Rug Hooking Patterns

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Morris Bunny, rug hooked by Margaret BedleMorris Bunny, rug hooking pattern
P852: Morris Bunny
Sale priceFrom $45.00 USD
Noel, rug hooked by Linda BellNoel, rug hooking pattern
P788: Noel
Sale priceFrom $62.00 USD
Florence, Oregon, rug hooked by Betty McClenticFlorence, Oregon, rug hooking pattern
P861: Florence, Oregon
Sale priceFrom $52.00 USD
Poppy-A La O'Keefe, rug hooked by Vivily PowersPoppy-A La O'Keefe, rug hooking pattern
P579: Poppy-A La O'Keefe
Sale priceFrom $42.00 USD
Stained Glass Mosaic, rug hooked by Helen Mar ParkinStained Glass Mosaic, rug hooking pattern
PT566: Stained Glass Mosaic
Sale priceFrom $43.00 USD
Chickadees, rug hooked by Gail BeckerChickadees, rug hooking pattern
P589: Chickadees
Sale priceFrom $39.00 USD
Ruthie Rose, rug hooked by Vivily PowersRuthie Rose, rug hooking pattern
CS501: Ruthie Rose
Sale priceFrom $39.00 USD
Fruit, rug hooked by Vivily PowersFruit, rug hooking pattern
P662: Fruit
Sale priceFrom $39.00 USD
Stuff-Able Santa, rug hooked by Nancy BaileyStuff-Able Santa, rug hooking pattern
P843: Stuff-Able Santa
Sale priceFrom $53.00 USD
Pinwheel Scroll, rug hooked by Nancy TerhaarPinwheel Scroll, rug hooking pattern
PT561: Pinwheel Scroll
Sale priceFrom $43.00 USD
Tiffany, rug hooked by Joanne Van WinkleTiffany, rug hooking pattern
1116: Tiffany
Sale priceFrom $77.00 USD
Scroll Sampler, rug hooked by Brenda AndersonScroll Sampler, rug hooked by Juliana Kapusta
TS525: Scroll Sampler
Sale priceFrom $51.00 USD