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Guatemalan Textiles and Crafts - Mayan Culture - Trama Textiles - Eco friendly shopping bag - Sugilite huipil

Upcycled Huipil Shopping Bag - Sugilite Huipil

$56.90

Our creations tell stories!


Through powerful Mayan symbols, the ancient art of the huipil that is embodied in each of our bags narrates about cultural resilience and deep connection with nature.


The huipil is the iconic top section of the traditional Mayan dress, but thanks to the innovative craftsmanship of TRAMA's weavers, it is now part of these precious accessories. Each one of them is unique and valuable since it visually represents the story of the craftswoman behind its conception.
The exquisite and refined design typical of the huipil will add a special touch to any outfit while delivering a strong message of empowerment and perseverance, innovation and preservation of ancient traditions and art.


The story of our bags is narrated even through their intense colors!
Purple in all its shades was manufactured by the Mayans using seashell pigments. It represents the cure for bad thoughts and illnesses, both physical and mental. Indeed, it was believed that purple would cleanse the spirit while opening new paths for it.


Come and be embraced by our weavers' epic past!

 

What do you need to know?

Material: 100% Rio Blanco Cotton.
Size: 21” wide x 14” high = 54cm wide x 36cm high.
Care: Hand-wash in cold water, treat stains with mild detergent, lay flat to air dry.
 

WE ARE UNIQUE

Each shopping bag 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 bags 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.

 

WHAT'S MORE?

If your thirst for knowledge is unquenchable, feel free to email us all your doubts and questions. We will be happy to share with you all our secrets!

Write to: coordinator@tramatextiles.org.

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