Yesica Pine Needle and Wild Grass Basket
Expertly handwoven of pajón, a native grass in Guatemala and trimmed with a pine needle accent, the Yesica Basket is just the right size to keep your desk or counter organized. Named for Yesica, an artisan partner in Sololá who designed this sweet basket.
Materials: Pajón, pine needles and raffia
5" wide (4" at top opening) x 2 3/8" 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.