Available in a variety of traditional and contemporary colors, these cute drawstring bags are called "chocolate bags" in Guatemala and are filled with candies, chocolates and goodies on special occasions such as Easter, Christmas or birthdays.
Artisans from Xetonox use traditional foot treadle looms to weave these drawstring bags that are embellished with bead detailing. The non-profit organization Mayaworks supports this and other artisan communities in the central highlands of Guatemala through loans, scholarships and assistance in bringing their products to market.
Handmade in Guatemala and fair trade imported.
Mayaworks Artisan Story
Maya Works is a non-profit organization that works with many Mayan artisan communities in Guatemala. The organization works towards finding the right marketing platform for the artisans and their products. Maya Works believes in community development through economic development, and the organization’s ultimate goal is to overcome poverty and illiteracy and to create a fair marketplace where artisans may benefit directly from their work.
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