Guatemala Artisan Handmade Products

Guatemala Artisan Handmade Products are one-of-a-kind handcrafted, organic, and natural products such as:

Purses, bags, shawls, scarves, huipiles, serapes, tablecloths, place-mats, leather boots, backpacks, bedspreads, and much more. 

Ethical Fashion in Guatemala: Empowering Guatemalan Women Artisans

Guatemala Artisan Handmade Products Mayan Textile production

  • The weavers start with cotton or bamboo; white and brown raw cotton
  • The cotton is hand spun and then dyed using roots, bark, herbs, and other plant-based products
  • Banana bark is used to set the dye preventing the textile from running or fading.
  • Back-strap Weaving is a method of textile production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth
  • Weaving a Shawl such as the examples depicted on this page can take up to a week of Weaving time using the Back Strap Loom. This time does not include the preparation of the yarns to produce a Shawl.