This gorgeous Harvest Basket has deep sides to hold the season's bounty or your current craft project - but you might want to simply display its intricately woven interior. Handmade of pine needles and pajón, a native grass found near Lake Atitlán in Guatemala by Mayan Hands artisan partners who designed this basket. Stunning!
Materials: Pine needles, pajón and raffia
12" acroos, 4" 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.