Care & Washing Instructions

How to care for the handmade products of Quetzal Artisan, so they will stay beautiful and for a long-lasting wear!


Bamboo Rayon

Bamboe Rayon is also called artificial Silk. It is made from cellulose (plant fiber), often lumber scraps.


Our Bamboo chenille scarves, shawls and ponchos from Guatemala are Beautiful, sustainable and the highest quality. Suitable for wearing as an outdoor shawl or as indoor ornamental shawl. They are colorfast, and the chenille will not rub off onto your clothing.

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Washing and Drying

•  Handwash in cold water with mild soap such as baby shampoo.

•  Lay flat until almost dry, then “fluff up” briefly.

Our bamboo chenille products have already been washed by hand and dried as above, in Guatemala. 


• If drying in a dryer, use fabric softener.

• Minimize agitation. Agitation will eventually remove the pile from the chenille and tangle the tassels. It can also flatten the pile.

• Minimize heat. Heat could shrink your bamboo product.

For creases or a too-worn look

• Freshen up by spritzing with water and drying as above. Or hang in a steamy bathroom.

• If desire, you may also professionally dry clean your bamboo chenille product. We recommend a dry cleaning that do not use chemicals.


Our Bamboo Rayon scarves, shawls and ponchos handcrafted in Guatemala are gorgeous, lightweight, the highest quality, and affordable. Suitable for wearing as an outdoor or as an indoor ornament. They are colorfast. 

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Washing and Drying

  • Hand wash in cold water with mild soap such as baby shampoo, and then rinse with fabric softener.
  • Be careful not to agitate or wring the item, as the fringe could get tangled.
  • Hang or lay flat to dry.
  • Iron as needed, using rayon setting.


Our Wool products are handwoven with 100% natural wool.

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Care Instructions

For a log lasting wear, we recommend: 

▪ Turn the wool garment inside out. Hand wash gently in cold water using a mild detergent.

▪ Rinse and gently squeeze water out without twisting or wringing.

▪ Lay the wool garment flat to dry. As the garment dries, it will set in place.


▪ Never wash wool garments in hot water or dry in the dryer. The heat will cause it to shrink.

▪ Do not use bleach. It will dissolve the wool fibers.

▪ To avoid fading, do not dry wool in direct sunlight.

▪ Do not hang wool items to dry, since wet wool stretches easily, they will lose their shape.

▪ Clean your garment before storage. Store in a cool dry place.

▪ If needed, shave off fuzz balls with a fabric-safe device.


Cotton is a natural fiber that can withstand high temperatures; however, because ourcotton productsare one by one carefully handcrafted and must of them dyed with natural dyes extracted from plants, we recommend to:

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Wash Instructions

▪ Gentle handwash in cold water and mild soap.

▪ Do not wring.

▪ Hang to dry.

▪ If you use a washing machine, wash in cold water gentle cycle.

▪ If you dry your garment in a dryer, use a delicate temperature cycle. 

▪ Iron on cotton setting as necessary, being careful not to insert tip of iron into the open weave spaces.    Use steam as needed. 

▪ Comb fringe if needed. 


Rayon is a soft and silky fabric made from cellulose that is extracted from wood pulp.

Because of the handmade nature and natural dyes of our Rayon garments we recommend the following:

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Wash Instructions

• Hand wash with cold water and mild soap. Don’t wrench.

• Rayon creases easily. Hang or lay to dry.

• Never wash at high temperatures and never dry in the tumble dryer.  Rayon shrink fast.

• Iron your viscose garment inside out at a low temperature when the fabric is still somewhat moist to make sure it isn't going to shine.