Mayan Hands

Mayan Hands

About Our Artisan Partner


Mayan Hands, founded in 1989, partners with approximately 200 female weavers across different communities around the western and northern highlands of Guatemala. Most of the female artisans have no more than a third grade education, are illiterate, and speak native languages rather than Spanish. Fieldworkers of Mayan Hands are committed to and involved in their relationship with these women, which enables a positive fair trade experience for both groups. Their products are made with the same techniques used to make the women’s blouses called huipiles, and the designs are also based on US market trends, thus making Mayan Hands’ a combination of the traditional and the modern. Your purchase allows these talented weavers to earn an income to feed their families and send their children to school, while preserving their cultural traditions.

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Candy Stripe Bag - Navy Blue

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Perfect for cosmetics and jewelry and everything in between, this candy-striped bag will be a go-to for all of your essentials! The beautiful striped cloth is made on the backstrap...
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Details

  • Small: Approximately 6.5” x 8”
  • Large: Approximately 8” x 12.5”
  • 100% Cotton

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Coaster - Blue Ombre

$ 4.00

Keep your tables clean and beautiful with this colorful coaster. Every coaster is hand-woven from 100 percent cotton and made with care. Each purchase supports Mayan Hands artisans in Guatemala....

Details

  • Approximately 5" x 5"
  • 100% cotton
  • Sold individually
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Care instructions: Cold water wash, tumble dry low

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Coaster - Pink Ombre

$ 4.00

Keep your tables clean and beautiful with this colorful coaster. Every coaster is hand-woven from 100 percent cotton and made with care. Each purchase supports Mayan Hands artisans in Guatemala....

Details

  • Approximately 5" x 5"
  • 100% cotton
  • Sold individually
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Care instructions: Cold water wash, tumble dry low

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Coaster - Sunrise

$ 4.00

Keep your tables clean and beautiful with this colorful coaster. Every coaster is hand-woven from 100 percent cotton and made with care. Each purchase supports Mayan Hands artisans in Guatemala....

Details

  • Approximately 5" x 5"
  • 100% cotton
  • Sold individually
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Care instructions: Cold water wash, tumble dry low

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Country: Guatemala

COUNTRY: GUATEMALA

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Technique: Back Strap Loom

TECHNIQUE: BACK STRAP LOOM

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