Zig Zag

fair trade purse

  The Zig Zag collection is Y’abal’s newest collection of hand-embroidered totes and purses. The embroidery on the front of the bags is meticulously woven into the cloth by hand, point by point, as the woman artisan weaves the cloth back and forth on the back-strap loom. This indigenous weaving art technique is centuries old!

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Education Scholarship recipients

In 2016, Y’abal initiated our newest social program with the communities of Pacutama and Chuicutama- educational scholarships! After countless informal conversations with community members over the importance of education for their children, it was obvious that education is a priority for the majority of the women and families we work with in Pacutama and Chuicutama.

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Maya Symbols · The Diamond

The embroidery designs that are incorporated in Y’abal’s products are traditional symbols from the communities of Pacutama and Chuicutama. Each indigenous community in Guatemala has their own particular style and motif of embroidery designs.Each woman is an artist and takes creative freedom in the expression of her embroidery patterns. One common design in the communities

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