Guatemalan Hand Woven Cotton Tote with Turquoise Trim, "Colors in V"
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Working on a traditional loom, women from the Yama Aj Chixot Artisan Group transform cool cotton into colorful fabric. It becomes a cheerful tote in their talented hands. Zigzag motifs mingle with stripes of green, yellow, lilac, pink and turquoise. With trim in blue and turquoise, the bag features an inner pocket with a zipper. The contrasting lining is solid black.
- 0.26 kgs
- 0.6 lbs
- Bag: 35.56 cm H x 40.64 cm W x 7.62 cm D
- Bag: 14" H x 16" W x 3" D
- Straps: 71.12 cm L x 3.6 cm W
- Straps: 28" L x 1.4" W
- Strap drop length: 40.64 cm from strap to bag
- Strap drop length: 16" from strap to bag
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
The association prides itself on protecting and preserving the very long-standing tradition of weaving using a floor loom. The women have all learned this technique from their mothers or grandmothers, and plan to teach their daughters as well.
Unfortunately many women in this area have been affected by miscarriages and the loss of newborns. This can cause a woman to go into a deep depression. Together they overcome these tragic events and provide constant support for one another.
Thanks to the work of these women, their children have the opportunity to study and have a better future. As an association, part of their income is donated to school infrastructure.
The association has been able to grow and increase their sales, which is then passed along to the women and their families.
The Yama Aj Chixot artisan group enables women to make a fair wage that helps them support their children.
"bright and unique"
I love my new bag! It is bright, cheery and unique! The colors are far more beautiful than pictured. The lining is the only reason for 4 stars. The lining makes a "crunching" noise.
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