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Recycled Huipil Pouch

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  • Description

    In the Guatemalan highlands, women still wear traditional Mayan dress. Blouses, called huipils, are woven on a backstrap loom. The distinctive patterns of both huipils and skirts vary by region. The huipil pattern of this pouch varies within a blue color scheme. The Recycled Huipil Pouch is handcrafted by artisans working with our fair trade partner Ruth & Naomi. Formed to create jobs for women widowed by civil war, the group continues to provide economic and educational opportunities for the community.

  • Product Details +
    • Recycled huipil on front and navy skirt fabric with stripes on back, synthetic leather on bottom corners, black zipper with synthetic leather tassel, and lined with navy skirt fabric with stripes
    • Huipil pattern varies
    • Bag: 9W x 6H inches, Inside pocket: 6W x 4.25H inches
    • 1 interior unzippered pocket
    • Handcrafted in Guatemala

    SKU: 8810450

  • The Makers
    Ruth & Naomi

    Ruth & NaomiThe weaving cooperative Ruth and Naomi is located in Chontola, near Chichicastenango. Widowed artisans weave bright lengths of cloth on backstrap looms. Young men, trained as tailors, sew this cloth into finished products such as vests, bags, wallets and briefcases. Read more.


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