Striped Cotton Cosmetic Bag in Poppy from Guatemala, "Poppy Stripes"
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The Yama Aj Chixot Artisan Group of Guatemala, who present this cosmetic bag, represents a collective of indigenous female artisans. Handwoven of cotton on the foot pedal loom, the bag features poppy and multicolored stripes. The bag opens with a zipper to a lining of polyester with three open plastic pockets and two zipper pockets for storing cosmetics and accessories.
- 0.29 kgs
- 0.6 lbs
- Bag: 20.5 cm H x 25.5 cm W x 8.5 cm D
- Bag: 8" H x 10" W x 3.3" D
- Handle: 20 cm L x 3.5 cm W
- Handle: 7.75" L x 1.4" W
- Drop length: 9.5 cm from strap to bag
- Drop length: 3.7" from strap to bag
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
The association prides itself on protecting and preserving the very long-standing tradition of weaving using a floor loom. The women have all learned this technique from their mothers or grandmothers, and plan to teach their daughters as well.
Unfortunately many women in this area have been affected by miscarriages and the loss of newborns. This can cause a woman to go into a deep depression. Together they overcome these tragic events and provide constant support for one another.
Thanks to the work of these women, their children have the opportunity to study and have a better future. As an association, part of their income is donated to school infrastructure.
The association has been able to grow and increase their sales, which is then passed along to the women and their families.
The Yama Aj Chixot artisan group enables women to make a fair wage that helps them support their children.