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Handwoven Cotton Backpack in Teal from Guatemala, "Sweet Teal"

Providing local indigenous women with work, Guatemala's Aj Quen association... more

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Providing local indigenous women with work, Guatemala's Aj Quen association presents this handy and beautiful backpack. The talented artisans work on the traditional backstrap loom, hand-weaving the bag of cotton. It features a teal color with striped patterns. The bag drapes over the shoulders on two adjustable straps and opens with a zipper. Inside, the bag features a cotton lining.

The Aj Quen Association is one of the oldest weaving associations in Guatemala. It was founded as a non-profit development entity in 1989 through the efforts of six different artisan groups from various regions of the country. These groups came together to help preserve their cultural identity and to better market their art.

  • 20 grams
  • 0.69 oz
  • Bag: 34.29 cm H x 22.86 cm W x 8.89 cm D
  • Bag: 13.5" H x 9" W x 3.5" D
  • Straps: 62 cm min L - x 124 cm max L x 1.5 cm W
  • Straps: 24.5" min L - x 49" max L x 0.6" W
  • Drop length: 30 cm min L - x 60 cm max L
  • Drop length: 11.75" min L - x 23.5" max L

  • 100% cotton; cotton lining
  • Adjustable strap(s)
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Dry on low heat cycle
  • Machine wash separately in cold water
  • Features a drawstring closure
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central America
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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

This artist is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.

Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.

Aj Quen has received a $400 microcredit loan with 0% interest.

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6 Testimonials for Aj Quen

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Archana

Trivandrum,Kerala

My friend introduced me to Mayan Textiles. I was looking for a travel bag. This tote was great for the cruise we took -- strong, durable and great looking - perfect for those items I had to keep handy while traveling.

gail

i just received my Maya Jade tote handbag and I love it! It is beautifully made and I will love using it! A wonderful surprise was the little cloth worry doll that came in the wrapping. I look forward to putting it under my pillow to forget my worries. thank you!
 
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