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Large and Medium Huipil Shoulder Bag from Guatemala Large Measures: 14 wide x 17-1/2 high Medium Measures: 12 wide x 15 high
Large and Medium Huipil Shoulder Bag from Guatemala
Large Measures: 14 wide x 17-1/2 high
Medium Measures: 12 wide x 15 high

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Large Huipil Shoulder Bag from Guatemala
Measures: 14" wide x 17-1/2" high
Large Huipil Shoulder Bag from Guatemala
Measures: 14" wide x 17-1/2" high
Medium Huipil Shoulder Bag from Guatemala
Measures: 12" wide x 15" 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.


Huipil Shoulder Bag
from Guatemala

Medium - Huipil Shoulder Bag
   Funds 15 meals

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Large - Huipil Shoulder Bag
   Funds 22 meals

Qty.
 

This bright shoulder bag has been artisan-crafted from colorful huipils in Guatemala. 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.

  • Large bag measures 14" wide x 17-1/2" high with 27" handles (13" drop length)
  • Medium bag measures 12" wide x 15" high with 22" handles (11" drop length)
  • Both sizes are lined with black cotton and an interior zipper pocket

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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