Eco-friendly Clutch - Cosmic Door
The ancient Mayans were skilled sailors.
Their trepid explorations were not set in the sapphire waters of the Caribbean Sea: instead, the bravest and wisest of all Mayan communities used to venture into the mysterious depths of outer space.
An immense curiosity and sharp intellect allowed them to make incredible discoveries, including the calculation of the length of the tropical solar year, which was more accurate than that of the Spanish astronomers. This was quite an achievement if we consider that they relied only on their naked eyes to navigate the stars!
These precious crafts immortalise the Mayans' fascination for the universe, by showcasing an iconic pattern of traditional Guatemalan huipiles: the diamond.
This particular shape symbolises the intriguing design of the cosmos, having as its corners the four cardinal points while the sun shines at the centre.
Focus your attention on these accessories and you might glimpse the rotation of the sun around the Earth... Give it a try!
What do you need to know?
Material: 100% Rio Blanco Cotton; polyester lining.
Size: 23mm x 17mm (6in x 9in)
Care: Hand-wash in cold water, treat stains with mild detergent, lay flat to air dry.
Features: A zipper top closure and side pocket.
WE ARE UNIQUE
Each clutch is handmade by TRAMA's weavers using the traditional backstrap loom weaving technique of the Guatemalan highlands. Each product is the result of these women's craftsmanship, so they are not only beautiful but also incredibly durable and resistant.
WE ARE SUSTAINABLE FOR PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Our eco-friendly clutches are made with 100% organic cotton and passion.
The whole process of production is energy- and resource-saving, with minimum usage of water and electricity.
TRAMA's cooperative guarantees fair wages to its weavers and funds education programs for the young members of several Guatemalan communities.
By purchasing TRAMA's products, you are contributing to:
- preserving our weavers' craftsmanship and cultural identity.
- developing businesses founded on fair wages for workers and respect for the environment.
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If you love to gaze upon the stars and entertain yourself with stories and myths related to the vast universe, we have just the right thing to bring along in your cosmic travels: check it out!
A juicy fact for you: the diamond symbolises also the doors connecting the different worlds of the Mayan cosmology. The gods used them to roam between the human and spiritual realms... so fascinating, isn't it?