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Ruth & Naomi

The weaving cooperative Ruth and Naomi is located in Chontola, near Chichicastenango. The project emerged out of the terror and desperation of Guatemala’s civil war. With the help of a local Methodist pastor and his wife, some widows banded together to support their families through sales of the community’s traditional woven crafts. Of the initial group of 18 women, all had lost husbands, fathers, or both to the government’s “scorched earth” policy of the 1980s. The name was chosen because it spoke of two widows from the Bible who were without resources, but who worked and survived.


Scholarships make it possible for teens to complete high school in Chichicastenango while living in the project compound. Some have gone on to complete university degrees. The project has also started a health and nutrition center. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from Ruth and Naomi since 1993.


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Handmade Products by This Artisan

  • Warm Heart Hand Warmers

    Warm Heart Hand Warmers

    Handmade in Guatemala

    8810220

    Regular Price: $18.99

    Special Price: $13.29

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  • Dash of Fancy Bowtie

    Dash of Fancy Bowtie

    Handmade in Guatemala

    8810230

    Regular Price: $12.00

    Special Price: $8.40

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    Guatemalan Skirt Purse

    Handmade in Guatemala

    8800010

    Regular Price: $18.00

    Special Price: $12.60

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  • Sky Stripe Coin Purse

    Sky Stripe Coin Purse

    Handmade in Guatemala

    8810010

    Regular Price: $12.00

    Special Price: $8.40

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  • Skirt Quilted Wristlet

    Skirt Quilted Wristlet

    Handmade in Guatemala

    8810020

    Regular Price: $24.00

    Special Price: $18.00

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  • Global Chic Clutch

    Global Chic Clutch

    Handmade in Guatemala

    8810250

    Regular Price: $18.99

    Special Price: $13.29

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  • Global Chic Scarf

    Global Chic Scarf

    Handmade in Guatemala

    8810260

    Regular Price: $34.99

    Special Price: $24.49

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  • Global Chic Bag

    Global Chic Bag

    Handmade in Guatemala

    8810270

    Regular Price: $79.99

    Special Price: $55.99

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