These are very special pendants hand carved with hand tools by contemporary Mayan artisans. The workmanship is very lovely and unlike the carved jade that I saw anywhere else in Guatemala. the artisans are very sensitive to the jade that they are working with and carefully incorporate the grain and form of the stone into the design. They allow material to dictate the design to a larger degree.
Strung on a Tuareg leather cord. The jade is called guatemalita. It is indigenous only to Guatemala.
a the necklace measures 20" long.
For more fabulous beaded treasures check out the necklace section of our shop.
This is huipil made from an older pre 1980s Chichicastenango huipil and natural silk velvet. Absolutely phenomenal color way! The huipil is a now rare wool embroidered piece. These are no longer produced in this region.
W 27.5 x L 37 inches
The cost of the dress is just enough to cover the materials, the labor that went into it and the fees to sell it.
This poncho come from the Highlands of Chiapas, a village called San Andres Larrainzar. Not a traditional garment but a completely fabulous modern design using the traditional San Andres Larrainzar style of weaving. Wonderful color way.