MEET OUR ARTISAN FAMILIES
By purchasing from our collection, you are directly impacting the lives of our female artisan partners and their communities.
Tesoros Maya works with female weavers, indigenous cooperatives and small family owned businesses to source textiles sustainably from the local market and directly from the female weavers.
Juana is a native of Chajul, a stunning town nestled in the rural highlands of Quiché, one of Guatemala’s 22 geographic departments. Its population is Maya Ixil, an indigenous group that inhabits the three counties of the Ixil region and was the target of genocide during Guatemala’s 36-year civil war. The war officially ended with the 1996 Peace Accords, but the struggle of her community to recover continues today.
We work directly with Juana to purchase her Huipiles (traditional Blouses) above a fair price and will continue to support her children and her community by ethically purchasing their stunning blouses.