Guatemalan Handwoven Huipil Heart Ornament
This charming heart-shaped ornament is created by upcycling used huipils, the handwoven blouse worn by Mayan women in Guatemala. Handmade by a woman artisan in Cantel, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Due to the unique nature of the textile, each design will vary; please let us choose for you.
Friendship Bridge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social enterprise with a mission to create opportunities that empower Guatemalan women to build better lives. Established in 1990 and headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado, Friendship Bridge operates 10 branch offices in Guatemala and provides a suite of products and services including microcredit, non-formal Education, and access to culturally-appropriate healthcare. Clients are 100% women, primarily indigenous Maya, and live in rural communities with some of the highest poverty levels worldwide. Annually, Friendship Bridge supports 30,000 women and through their programming are changing how clients see, respond to, and overcome the protracted issues of poverty for themselves, their families, and their communities.
Materials: Cotton upcycled huipil textile.
Dimensions: Approximately 4" high x 3.5" wide.
Handmade in and fairly traded from Guatemala.