Boy's Todos Santos suit with geometric embroidery
Undoubtedly the most colorfully costumed people in the Americas are the Highland Maya of Guatemala. While traditional native dress has disappeared in many parts of the world, Guatemala remains a place where a high percentage of the indigenous people still proudly wear their traditional dress called traje. Moreover, in Guatemala, Maya traje is village-specific or language-group related.
This traje is the typical attire of all the males who reside in isolated village of Todos Santos, a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Huehuetenango. It is situated in the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes at an elevation of 2,500 m (about 8,000 ft). The population of Todos Santos is predominantly indigenous, of Mayan descent, most of whom still speak the Mayan language of Mam. This town is one of few places in Guatemala where indigenous men and women still wear their traditional clothing. For local men, to wear their full traje is a way of proudly proclaiming their origins.
This traje is totally hand-made from local weavers, made only by organic materials which are locally naturally dyed. All ours materials are extremely comfortable and soft. Perfcet for every kind of sensitive skin.
What do you need to know?
Material: 100% Rio Blanco Cotton.
Size: For the jacket 39cm wide x 46.5cm high x 32cm sleeves = 15.4'' wide x 18.1'' high x 12.6'' sleeves. For the trausers 30cm wide x 48cm high = 11.8" wide x 18.9" high. This usually fits a boy of 5 to 7 years old.
Care: Hand-wash in cold water, treat stains with mild detergent, lay flat to air dry.
Features: The trausers are adjustable, 30cm is the maximum length they reach.
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Each item of clothing 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.
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Our eco-friendly item of clothing 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.
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