Ixil Convertible Wristlet/Crossbody
"Ixil [ee-sheel] Collective is a collaboration between Maya Ixil weavers and an American designer. The Ixil region of Guatemala has extremely limited direct access to a market for artisans because of its location. Instead, artisans (primarily indigenous women) sell their wares for dismal prices to middlemen who then transport them to large markets in other parts of the country and turn a profit for themselves. Ixil Collective was created to help these remote artisans earn a more substantial market share by being able to directly access a market able to pay fair wages. All designs are based on traditional Ixil dress and motifs and are made by Ixil artisans living in the towns of Chajul, Cotzal and Nebaj in the Quiché region of Guatemala."
- Elena Laswick, Founder of Ixil Collective
Dimensions: 9.5" X 6"
Since Amano works primarily on consignment, out of respect for artisan partners, U.S. stock is maintained only in small quantities. However, products can easily be pre-ordered and we will contact you for any special arrangements and with updates during your wait.
Made-to-order: For special made-to-order times, please refer to product description for exact timeline which will include production time.
Feel free to let us know of any special requests (sizing, colors) in the comments at checkout!
Thanks for supporting Latin American artisans,
The Amano Team
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