Upcycled Beauty Bag - Cosmos Huipil
The ancient Mesoamerican cosmos was made of fibre and filaments.
Threads were believed to connect all worlds and the gods could walk on these invisible, thin bridges to explore them.
However, only one deity had the power to change the fabric of the universe, affecting even the rotation of the sun and the related cycles of life.
This deity was Ix Chel, the goddess guardian of weaving and birth.
Her goodness made her a guide for the ancient Mayans, teaching the women of all communities how to look for the secret patterns of reality and weave them into breath-taking and unique crafts.
Today, our weavers are the keepers of this ancient knowledge and honor the teachings of Ix Chel with each of these precious handbags, made with recycled parts of the famous Guatemalan huipil.
The diamond-shaped design they showcase is indeed the symbol of the universe, with its four corners being the cardinal directions.
Take a closer look and you might see the sun making its revolution around the Earth!
What do you need to know?
Material: 100% Rio Blanco Cotton; polyester lining.
Size: 7.9’’ wide x 5.9’’ high - 20cm wide x 15cm high.
Care: Hand-wash in cold water, treat stains with mild detergent, lay flat to air dry.
Features: A zipper top closure.
WE ARE UNIQUE
Each beauty 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.
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!
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You can also check out our blog post on Ix Chel and the vital role she played in creating the cosmos through her artistry in weaving. You will be amazed by all the legends surrounding this central character of the Mayan pantheon!