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Large Joyabaj Handbag made in Guatemala from a Recycled Huipil  Measures 18 wide x 13 high
Large Joyabaj Handbag made in Guatemala from a Recycled Huipil
Measures 18 wide x 13 high

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Large Black Joyabaj Handbag w/ Magnetic Clasp
Measures: 18" wide x 13" high
Large Red Joyabaj Handbag w/ Magnetic Clasp
Measures: 18" wide x 13" high
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De Colores Artisan Story
Guatemala

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.


Large Joyabaj Handbag
from Guatemala

Black - Large Joyabaj Handbag
   Funds 19 meals

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Red - Large Joyabaj Handbag
   Funds 19 meals

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Our large Joyabaj Handbag has been handmade in Guatemala from recycled huipils. A huipil (wee-peel) is a traditional blouse worn by Mayan women in Guatemala, and to the knowledgeable observer it identifies her village, social and marital status, religious background, wealth, and individual personality. A well-woven huipil can last 20 to 30 years before it's sold at market and starts a second life as a rag, quilt, or handbag. Since these items are created from many different blouses, designs and styles will vary slightly.

  • Measures 18" wide x 13" high 
  • Magnetic clasp closure
  • Available in Black or Red

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

Compassionate Trade Eco-Positive Recycled
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