Maya Crossbody Purse

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Maya Crossbody Purse by Y'abal Guatemala

From the moment we walked into Y'abal's doors, located in the charming city of Xela (pronounced Shay-La), we fell deeply in love with the beauty and quality of their goods. We knew we had to bring these enchanting purses to PennyLark.

The Maya Crossbody purse features Mayan brocade designs traditional to the communities of Santa Catarina Ixtahuacan in the Western highlands of Guatemala. While all purses feature geometric abstract designs, each brocade design is slightly different and varied, depending on the artistic inspiration of its weaver. Therefore each purse is unique! The thread colors are dyed by hand, using plant and mineral dyes and local materials that are grown in the weaving communities. The light blue threads are from recycled denim jean fibers that have been repurposed from factory waste from Guatemala City.  

When you buy a Y'abal hand-woven product you not only contribute directly to the economic self-sufficiency of the women Y'abal works with, but you are also supporting the fair trade workshops and social programs implemented in their communities! With your purchase you are increasing the opportunities and quality of life for women in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. 

Measures approx  7.5" x 4.5"
Leather strap is 48" long
Small inside zip pocket with large outside zip closure

About Y'abal
Xela, Guatemala
Y'abal Guatemala is a Fair Trade organization focusing on supporting indigenous womens weaving cooperatives in Guatemala and providing them with the opportunity to sell their hand-woven products through local and international markets. They seek to increase the opportunities and quality of life for women in the Western Highlands of Guatemala while preserving the traditional art of back-strap weaving. By mixing indigenous and sophisticated, contemporary designs, Yabal creates modern sustainable fashion products that maintain centuries-old traditions, cultural symbols and weaving techniques.

May this shop grow strong, and provide for many women.

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Sending gifts from PennyLark means you are supporting women owned, small business with values. Search gifts creatively made without the labor and environmental exploitation of mass produced overseas goods. We run our business on love of community, and wrap every package like a gift.



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