Eco-friendly Clutch - Kukulkan Huipil
These precious accessories tell the story of two of the most important deities in the Mayan pantheon: Kukulkan, the sky serpent, and Chaac, lord of the rain.
The ancient Mayans believed that, when angered, this divine duo would unleash terrifying storms to cleanse the Earth and the spirit of its peoples.
However, they were also capable of great generosity, providing humanity with the water necessary to cultivate bountiful harvests and quench the thirst of the hottest and driest months of the year.
Our weavers crafted these unique items using upcycled parts of traditional Guatemalan huipiles that showcase the colors and symbols associated with these important mythological characters. In particular, the zig-zag pattern represents Kukulkan's thunder: its strength was such that it could tear the sky and break up the earth, causing massive earthquakes.
Check these beauties out: you will be amazed by their brilliant shades and refined design!
What do you need to know?
Material: 100% Rio Blanco Cotton; polyester lining.
Size: 15mm x 23mm (9in x 6in)
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 programmes 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 want to know more about the great Kukulkan, go check out these precious crafts: they will reveal interesting details about his cult!