Grace your table or wall with the lovely Elva Basket, handwoven from pine needles and raffia. Carefully crafted with great attention to detail. You may want to simply display the basket to view the intricate bottom and sides, but this basket is also designed to be used!
Materials: pine needles with natural and dyed raffia
Approximately 8.75" x 8.75", 10.5" including handles, 2.25" high
Handmade and fair trade from Guatemala.
Most of the women who work with Mayan Hands have had no more than a third grade education, and many none whatsoever. They tend to be illiterate, and many do not speak Spanish, but speak native K’iche’, Kaqchikel, Tz’utujil, or Achí. But one of the most important things that working with Mayan Hands does for them is make it possible for them to send their children to school, including their daughters. With encouragement, an annual gift of school supplies, and scholarships, Mayan Hands helps with what we see, and what the women see, as a very important change for the next generation.