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Mayan Huipil and Leather Purse - Joyabaj Style
These unique purses are handmade of recycled huipiles (both sides) and leather
Huipil, meaning "blouse" or "dress" is a form of Mayan textile
worn by indigenous Mayan women in Guatemala. Each Joyabaj Huipil varies slightly in design and earth tones.
The purses measure 18 inches in length on the bottom.
11 inches heigh where the leather straps are placed and 8.5 inches high in the center.
11.5 inches drop of leather handles to the center top of the purse.
Cotton lining, one inner pocket with zipper and zipper closing on top.
Mayan Fair Trade has currently 112 members, 88 women and 24 men, coming from every corner of Guatemala, from as far away as Chimaltenango, Solola, Chichicastenango, Totonicapan and Sacatepezuez. None of the artisans are employees; all are members of the same organization and everyone works together. The key to mutual respect, sharing of ideas and creative concepts while growing ones unique skills makes Mayan Fair Trade successful.
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