Overnight Bag - Half Moon Bay
Made by Maya Traditions
$ 240.00 | WAITLIST
Travel in style! Pack this bag for sleepovers, road trips, and overseas adventures. This beautiful bag features hand-woven textiles, an interior pocket, and an exterior pocket. Move with ease using the leather shoulder strap and top leather handles. Every purchase empowers artisans in Guatemala working with Maya Traditions.
Handwoven Overnight Bag, Fair Trade Travel Weekend Bag | Half Moon BayAsk us a question
- Approximately 22" long x 7" wide x 15" high
- Single inside pocket approximately: 9" wide x 6" tall
- As with all handwoven items, slight variations will occur
- Care Instructions: Hand or machine wash, low tumble dry, mild shrinkage after wash, iron as cotton
Shipping + Returns
Shipping time depends on where we are shipping to. We ship from California so orders along the West Coast take approximately 1-2 days. Orders in the southern states and mid-west take approximately 2-3 days and orders to the East Coast take approximately 5 business days.
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If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase or fair trade gift, please contact us before mailing products back at email@example.com. Any taxes charged will be refunded in accordance with state laws. Shipping charges are nonrefundable, and return shipping fees may apply. A 10% restocking fee will apply. Returns are accepted within 30 days of the date that you received your order.
Please allow up to 2 weeks for us to receive your return and process your request. Refunds will be issued in the original form of payment for the cost of the product plus taxes. If the item was a gift, we will issue store credit for the return. Unless your order arrived damaged, shipping costs for returns are the responsibility of the customer.
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Located in Panajachel, Sololá, Guatemala, Maya Traditions has been dedicated to connecting indigenous, female Maya backstrap weaver artisans and their families to national and international markets since 1996. Maya Traditions ensures that the culture of these artisans is preserved and seen across all of their products. By promoting a fair trade model, their main goal is to help these artisan families and their communities work towards a better lifestyle. They provide various social programs in youth education, community health, and artisan development. Today, Maya Traditions partners with eight self-governed cooperatives in six rural villages and over 100 skilled female artisans who practice many different artisan techniques.
Backstrap weaving is an ancient art form that has been used around the world for generations, and is still used today in many regions. Backstrap looms are simple and portable, often made by the weaver themselves using wooden rods. One end is tied to a tree or post, while the other end is secured to the weaver’s waist using a strap - hence the name “backstrap loom.”
Backstrap weaving is part of the culture of the Guatemalan highlands. Young girls begin to learn weaving techniques from their elders at a young age, and many women are able to support themselves and their families with their skills. These intricate products tell a rich cultural story, while supporting the talented Mayan women who weave them.
Guatemala, the “land of the forests” is an alive and ancestral country whose history dates from four thousand years ago when the Mayan civilization emerged. Its legacy is still evident in its extraordinary cultural richness, which is reflected in the colorful handicraft markets and regional costumes, its hospitality, and the beauty of the landscapes that frame the volcanoes, lakes, rivers, and mountains. Today 21 different ethnic groups of Mayan, Ladinos, Garifunas, and Xincas have all contributed to Guatemalan customs and traditions. The handicrafts are an expression of the Guatemalan culture: handmade, colorful textiles, carved wood, silver, jade jewelry, candles, pottery, blown glass, leather articles, and many more handicrafts that characterize the cultural diversity of this small, but wonderful country.
Fair Trade Products
Fair Trade is an approach to international trade centered around equitable partnerships, transparency and respect. It seeks to empower marginalized producers by providing them safe working conditions, fair pay, and a means to establish a sustainable business free from exploitation. As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, we are committed to the Fair Trade principles.