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De Colores Artisan Story

Chichicastenango, Guatemala, has become one of the most important heritage centers in Guatemala during the past 10 years, due to its predominant indigenous Maya Quiche population and their traditional textile products. Yet, despite increased tourism and a renewed interest in traditional Mayan crafts, work opportunities remain few for the indigenous population, many of whom are uneducated and otherwise unemployable.

De Colores Artisan - Sewing a SmileEnter De Colores Art, a local business that levels the playing field for villagers by offering free training to anyone who demonstrates the initiative to learn a trade. The company employs 30 women and 18 men to knit and embroider textile products, with the option of working at home using materials provided by the company. De Colores recognizes the culture of its Mayan employees, and as such allows flexible hours and gives time off for sowing and harvest days.

Panel Weave Cosmetic Bag Small - Blue Tones  
Price: $13.00
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Panel Weave Cosmetic Bag Small - Purple Tones  
Price: $13.00
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Panel Weave Cosmetic Bag Large - Blue Tones  
Price: $17.00
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Panel Weave Cosmetic Bag Large - Purple Tones  
Price: $17.00
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Tradition meets travel with our handwoven cosmetic bags from Guatemala, a colorful convergence of centuries-old art and functional form. The textile for this product was handwoven on a backstrap loom, a complex and increasingly rare technique that's been passed down through generations of Mayan women.

  • Large bag measures 8" wide x 3-1/2" high x 3" deep
  • Small bag measures 6-1/2" wide x 2-1/2" high x 3" deep
  • Large bag has a black cotton lining and a zipper closure
  • Small bag has a washable plastic liner and a zipper closure
  • Available in Blue or Purple tones

Handmade in Guatemala and fair trade imported.

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