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Rococo Handbag made in Guatemala - Brown Luna
Measures 12" wide x 10" high
Rococo Handbag made in Guatemala - Purple Luna
Measures 12" wide x 10" high
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.

Blue - Luna Handbag  
Price: $50.00
Only 3 In Stock
Brown - Luna Handbag  
Price: $50.00
Only 6 In Stock
Purple - Luna Handbag  
Price: $50.00
Only 1 In Stock
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Pretty and practical, our flowery Luna handbags are handmade from recycled Huipils (pronounced Wee-peel) in the rococo style. Huipil is the Spanish term for the traditional blouse worn by Mayan women in Guatemala. Huipils are the most significant part of a Mayan woman's costume, and to the knowledgeable observer it identifies a woman's village, social and marital status, religious background, wealth, and individual personality.

  • Measures 12" wide x 10" high
  • Dual cloth-covered, firm but flexible handles
  • Reverse side is the same color as the handles
  • Snap closure and zipped interior pocket
  • Available in Blue, Brown, or Purple

Since these items are created from many different blouses, designs and styles will vary. Handmade in Guatemala and fair trade imported.

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