Hand-crafted by talented indigenous Mayan women in the highlands of Guatemala . Our work is primarily done by the Quiche, Tzutujil and Cachiquel Indians. Products are woven entirely with Czech glass seedbeads and incorporate crystals, semi-precious stones and pearls from all over the world.
Since Mayan women and girls have limited education and almost non-existent work opportunities, women are proud to have jobs that make them more self-sufficient, make a contribution to the community and help them to provide for their families. We generally provide an ‘anticipo’ (advance deposit) to provide the seed money needed to buy materials. Our economic development efforts help to develop self-sufficient entrepreneurs and the opportunity to work from home, gives them the ability to care for their children and earn money for each piece they can produce. Some younger women work in small factories with their friends. They speak a variety of Mayan dialects and wear the customary native dress (traje) of their individual pueblos in the highlands.
Our sales have created economic opportunity for hundreds of native families while also creating jobs here in the United States. Our standards of practice are far beyond Fair Trade as we advance working capital at NO interest, unlike traditional micro-loan programs.
* Size, design and pattern varies due to the handmade nature of each item. Gift box or Favor bag varies based on availability.
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Handcrafted Key Chain: Pink Flying Pig, Green Frog, Giraffe
Handcrafted Glasses Holder: White/Silver, Gold, Rainbow, Blue, Light Blue, Green, Purple
All Natural Handmade Soap Gift Set: Beer set, Aloe Set, Lavender Set
Handcrafted Dream Catcher: Brown, Black
SUPER CUTE with lots of details!! Charm size approx 3″ by 1.5″. Woven with Czech Glass seedbeads.
Packed in beautiful gift box or favor bag. Great Gift for Birthday, Kids’ Party, Back to School, etc.
May be used as Key Chain, Backpack Charm, Purse Charm, Zipper Pull, etc.
Meaning for Giraffe: Elegant, graceful, seeking the best in life, strive through challenges and maintaining balance and grace.
Handcrafted by talented indigenous Mayan women in the highlands of Guatemala.