Ayate's Unique Qualities *Restore, stimulates skin to smooth invigorating freshne. *Long-lasting, quick drying. *Better than a loofa- resists mold. *Machine washable. *Useful in the kitchen- efficient mar-free utility cloth. *Hand woven. *Imported from Mexico *Soaked in water, natural fibers expand; weave tightens like magic. From an Ancient Tradition The native term ayatedescribes loose-woven products such as nets, bags, and various cl's from the agave or century plant. As part of a living tradition that reaches back over 10000 years, the styles and techniques for these artifacts ar's ol's Mesoamerican culture itself. Cultivated in Mexico, the agave not only inspired the beginnings
agriculture, it was the well-spring
religion. The plant provided both needle and thread, fabric, furniture, baskets, mats, blankets, brushes, bridles, paper, soap, shelter, food, candy, drink, and medicine. Little wonder then that the Aztecs venerated the agave and personified it as the god sMayahuel. From the hands
native people and the heart
sacred tradition, the quality and value
ayate has endured and will survive well into the future. Try it and you'll see.