Our artisan partners named this basket "Chumil," the Kaqchikel word for "star." Skillfully woven from longleaf pine needles, pajón (a native grass in Guatemala), and raffia, with a central star design rendered in shades of green or purple, this basket is beautiful for display but also entirely functional.
Pine needles, pajón and raffia
10" diameter exclusive of handles, 14" including handles
Mayan Hands is a fair trade nonprofit organization dedicated to providing economic and educational opportunities to Mayan women so that they can bring their families out of extreme poverty as they continue to live within the culture they cherish. They believe that when provided economic and educational opportunity, women can build sustainable futures for themselves, their families and communities.