By purchasing a Tesoros Maya Market Tote, you will be directly supporting the artistry and the work of three amazing ladies: Tomasa and her two daughters Anita and Maria. Your purchase directly supports this family of master weavers from San Juan La Laguna, Solola, Guatemala.
This beautiful handwoven, naturally dyed and eco-friendly market bag is the best ethical gift one could receive!
Process: The "Ikat" design is process that begins by tying knots onto warped threads, which are then plunged into natural dye baths. When the threads have been dyed and dried, the knots are removed revealing the designs, then the threads can be woven into this textile.
Guatemalan artisans use locally sourced plants and herbs to create dye baths that they apply to cotton or rayon threads. They use a banana tree trunk solution to fix the color and help stabilize the dye, ensuring the color will never run.
Bag: 17" inches Wide x 16" inches Long
Straps & Bag: 30.5" inches Long
Drop length: 14.5" from strap to bag
Not lined and no closure
Care instructions: Cold hand wash recommended
Your purchases will allow Anita and Maria the opportunity to preserve their cultural knowledge of natural dyes & ancient weaving techniques, and will provide them with additional income to support their children & community during this global pandemic.