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Guatemala Weavers Oppose Corporate Theft of Mayan Textiles is a case that neither the Guatemalan Courts or even Inguat the Tourism ministry of Guatemala supported. Inguat in a statement by the Guatemalan tourism ministry, INGUAT, are objectifying the real significance of the weavings value.
Tourism in Guatemala has grown into a huge source of revenue for Inguat based on Taxes they collect from Tourism.
Why do Tourists come to Guatemala? Textiles and learning about weaving.
Guatemala Handmade | Tipico | Huipil | Skirts | Cortes | Belts.
The huipil is a traditional, square-cut blouse that is hand-woven and heavily decorated with embroidered designs.
What you are looking for is what is called the faja (belts) not the huipil as described above.
Guatemalan Artisans offer the largest selection of Handmade products including:
Purses, bags, shawls, scarves, huipil, serapes, tablecloths, place mats, napkins, cushions, bedspreads, hammocks, Leather Products, Ceramics, Jade, Silver Jewelry and Mayan Pottery.
The trick is to find original Artisans shops.
The Guatemalan Mayan Weavers are Fighting for Protection of their designs and are asking for reform of the Copyright and Related Rights Law, the Industrial Property Law, the Craft Protection and Development Law and the Penal Code.
If approved, indigenous peoples will record their collective creations according to their forms of organization and will be governed by their own institutions, norms, principles and customs.
Ethical Fashion Guatemala has played an importnat part in drawing awarness and filing copyright protection for Guatemala Handmade Producers.
At the time of this writing the 25 groups of women weavers who formed the Mayan Weavers Movement in Guatemala, with the goal of raising national awareness that all textiles creations are works of art and deserve to be protected as such, failed to find protection in the Courts of Guatemala.
This battle for protection of the Artisans right in Guatemala will continue on through groups and organizations that support Guatemala Handmade products.