Striped Cotton Yoga Mat Strap in Crimson from Guatemala, "Peaceful Stripes"
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Representing female indigenous artisans of Guatemala, the Yama Aj Chixot Artisan Group presents this charming yoga mat strap. The artisans hand-weave the strap of cotton, featuring crimson alongside multicolored stripes. At each end of the strap is a Velcro loop for securing around a rolled yoga mat.
Yoga mat not included.
- 75 grams
- 0.2 lbs
- Yoga mat strap: 97 cm L x 5.5 cm W
- Yoga mat strap: 38" L x 2.2" W
- Fits mat circumference: 32 cm Circumference
- Fits mat circumference: 12.5" Circumference
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.
This association generates employment for more than 125 women.