Meet Mayan Hands

Black and White Striped Bags {The Little Market}

At The Little Market, we currently work with five artisan groups located in Guatemala, one of which is Mayan Hands. We just added a new cosmetic bag and matching tote bag to our collection, and we are so excited to share a look into the group with you. Keep reading to learn about the inspiring women behind Mayan Hands.

Mayan Hands Artisan PhotoPhoto courtesy of Mayan Hands, one of our artisan partners in Guatemala

Founded almost 30 years ago, Mayan Hands works with about 200 female weavers in Guatemala. The tote bag and the cosmetic bag are both woven on a foot loom by women in Rabinal. Mayan Hands works with women in the western and northern highlands of Guatemala.

Black & White Striped Cosmetic Bag

Mayan Hands’ fieldworkers develop a relationship with these talented female artisans, allowing for a positive fair trade experience and connection.

Juliana Foot Loom - Mayan HandsPhoto courtesy of Mayan Hands, one of our artisan partners in Guatemala

Artisans at Mayan Hands use high quality materials to develop their products. Recycled denim threads are used to beautifully create the interior of these bags. The artisans use 100 percent cotton to carefully weave these bags.

New Black & White Striped Bags from Guatemala {The Little Market}

We are proud to work with like-minded groups like Mayan Hands who focus on female empowerment, from earning a sustainable income to having a voice in their communities. The purchases of these products contributes to a reliable income for the female artisans. And through workshops, they have the opportunity to learn and develop new skills. Mayan Hands also helps to offer scholarships to the children and the artisans so that they can go on to high school and universities to further their education.

Mayan Hands Artisan Group PhotoPhoto courtesy of Mayan Hands, one of our artisan partners in Guatemala

Thank you so much for your continued support of groups like Mayan Hands. Together, we are positively impacting the lives of artisan groups around the world.

Photos by Alandra Chavarria
Artisan photos courtesy of Mayan Hands


Amulya Uppalapati {The Little Market}
Amulya Uppalapati

Marketing Coordinator for The Little Market

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