These incredibly detailed zippered wallets are hand embroidered, each with a unique design. The designs and colours are traditional Mayan brocade designs specific to the communities of Santa Catarina Ixtahuacan in the Western highlands of Guatemala. The geometric design of each wallet is created in the moment as each woman weaves. They are big enough to carry all of your cards, coins, cash and other small essentials like chapstick and keys! It is approximately 6″ x 5″ x 2″ and features a water-resistant lining as well as a YKK zipper.
MADE BY: Yabal Women’s Cooperative
REGION: Santa Catarina, Guatemala
IMPACT: This product supports the improvement of opportunity and quality of life for Indigenous women in the Western Highlands of Guatemala through Fair Trade and sustainable fashion, while preserving the traditional art of back-strap weaving.