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Product Image "Bella" Upcycled Huipil Cuff

"Bella" Upcycled Huipil Cuff

$ 10.00

Beautiful, traditional backstrap loom weaving is given new life in this unique cuff bracelet. Each bracelet is a piece of a handwoven huipil blouse that was once worn by a Mayan woman from the Guatemalan highlands. Pieces of these treasured textiles are used to make modern bohemian cuffs. Each bracelet is made by women at Manos Preciosas.

  • Cotton material & threads
  • One size fits most
  • 1.6" W x 6" L (4.1 x 15.2 cm)
  • Handmade in & fairly traded from Guatemala

Due to the hand-crafted nature, each item is unique and colors will vary.

Made by: Manos Preciosas

Manos Preciosas of Guatemala works with Mayan artisans to create beautiful heritage crafts with modern design in the Guatemalan highlands. Precious Hands is proud to train, design, and produce handmade high quality products from Guatemala to all over the world. Precious Hands commits part of its profits to their micro loan program, which provides long-lasting and sustainable assistance to individuals in the communities where their artisans live and work. Through the program, individuals can earn fair wages, grow their businesses, and prosper, thus improving their lives and the lives of their children.

Since 1990 the founders of Manos Preciosas have been lending a helping hand in the form of medical missions, donations of medical and educational supplies and equipment, and educational scholarships and microloans in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Uruguay and Argentina. One of the main reasons for creating Manos Preciosas was to provide Guatemalan people the opportunity to make an honest living, to better their lives and the lives of their children. Since its inception, Manos Preciosas has provided assistance in many different ways that have immediate and tangible impact.