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Accessories > Bags & Wallets > Wallets & Pouches > Panel Weave Coin Pouches from Guatemala

Large Zippered Panel-Weave Bags from Guatemala - All Colors Measures: 5 wide x 7 high
Large Zippered Panel-Weave Bags from Guatemala - All Colors
Measures: 5 wide x 7 high

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Woven Panal Bags from Guatemala; Coin, Small and Large Zippered, and Pencil Bag in Purple Tones
** This photo shows relative sizes of each pouch **
Panel Weave Coin Purses - Blue Tones
Measures: 4" wide x 3" high
Panel Weave Coin Purse - Bright Tones
Measures: 4" wide x 3" high

Panel Weave Coin Purse - Earth Tones
Measures: 4" wide x 3" high
Panel Weave Coin Purse - Green Tones
Measures: 4" wide x 3" high
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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 Coin Pouches
from Guatemala

Coin Pouch 3" x 4"
   Funds 4 meals


Zipper Pouch 4" x 5"
   Funds 4 meals


Zipper Pouch 5" x 7"
   Funds 4 meals


This colorful collection of coin purses and pouches has been handwoven in Guatemala on a back strap loom, a complex and increasingly rare technique that's been passed down through generations of Mayan women. Whether you're looking for a small square pouch for coins, or a larger style for pencils or cosmetics, chances are good this artisan-crafted collection, available in a fiesta of colors, has exactly what you're looking for.

  • Coin Purse measures 4" wide x 3" high
  • Zippered Pouch measures 5" wide x 4" high
  • Large Zippered Pouch measures 7" wide x 5" high
  • Each item features black cotton lining and zipper closure
  • Available in Blue, Green, Purple, Bright, Earth or Rainbow tones

Handmade in Guatemala and fair trade imported.

Compassionate Trade Eco-Positive
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