In the Guatemalan highlands, women still wear traditional Mayan dress. Blouses, called huipils, are woven on a backstrap loom. The distinctive patterns of both huipils and skirts vary by region; they are unique to a place, symbols of identity. This burlap Weekender Bag incorporates upcycled huipil and skirt fabric from Chichicastenango, near the village of Chontola, where workshop of artisan partner group Ruth & Naomi is located. Formed to create jobs for women widowed by civil war, the group continues to provide economic and educational opportunities for the community. A beautiful Global Fair Trade gift.
Share the gift of love with one of these delightful hand-carved kisii soapstone paperweights. Kisii stone is found only in Kenya and is carvable into many forms, these heart-shaped gifts are handcrafted by Global artisans. The satiny finish is completed through multiple stages of sanding and waxing, these hearts have vivid colors hand-painted in the design. 2" diameter each. A Global Fair Trade gift.
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An emphatic affirmation for a special friend: “You rock.” This rocking rock is hand-carved palewa soapstone from India. It’s a great paperweight and a fun conversation piece. Palewa soapstone, sourced in Agra, India, is well-known as a carving soapstone. It comes in shades of green, gray and tan, which darken when polished. Shapes available are oval, round and heart. A Global Fair Trade gift.
Hand-carved by Global artisans, this heart-shaped stone paperweight has a heartfelt sentiment of encouragement carved into kisii stone. This stone is found only in Kenya and is soft enough to be carved into graceful shapes, such as this heart. After multiple stages of sanding, followed by a waxing, this stone has a satiny finish and is sure to be a special gift. 1.5" x 1" A Global Fair Trade gift.