Sturdy and practical, these intricately stitched Wild Grass and Pine Needle Coasters will complement any decor, formal to casual, while bringing a touch of nature to your table. Set of 4.
Materials: Pajón (a native grass of the Guatemalan Highlands) and pine needles, stitched with raffia
4" in diameter
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.