Eco-friendly Stuffed Animal - Cat
Our weavers crafted these lovely stuffed animals to fill your home with the colors of a tropical paradise!
Intense and lively shades of red, blue and green will embrace you in a warm and smooth hug, spreading a special light even on the coldest of winter days...
And a high concentration of cuddliness makes these precious crafts also the perfect gift for a special someone: despite the age, everybody is guaranteed to fall in love with their charming and unique personality!
Here, our colorful parade of green toys is led by the sinuous and mysterious cat.
At the time of the ancient Mayans, kings and nobles had a very special domestic cat: the mighty jaguar. As incredible as it may seem, jaguars were indeed the favorite kittens of Mayan leaders, who wanted these big felines at their side to show off their authority and power.
However, the jaguar was also a revered creature for it symbolised the peak of physical strength, night and death... so much for a pet!
Check out these charming handicrafts and brace yourself:
You might receive a cute little balam!
What do you need to know?
Material: 100% Wool.
Care: Hand-wash in cold water, treat stains with mild detergent, lay flat to air dry.
WE ARE UNIQUE
Each stuffed animal is handmade by TRAMA's weavers using the traditional foot loom weaving technique of the Guatemalan highlands. Each product is the result of our 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 crafts are made with 100% organic wool 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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Do you know what "balam" means?
It is the name of the jaguar in the Mayan language and, not so surprisingly, was the name of the Lord of Xibalbá too.
This nocturnal predator was indeed so terrifying that the Mayans believed it was the reincarnation or the messenger of Ek Balam, namely "he who conquers life with one blow"... some similarities here with our cute yet deadly feline friends!