ITEM#: 21832216For Guatemalan artisans Jessica and Lorena, every new creation comes directly from the heart. They proudly present their own designs in this pair of decorative baskets, crafted by hand from pine needles that they gather. Featuring a larger basket and a smaller basket, this brown pair comes with handles on the ends.
- Worldstock Country: Guatemala
- Type: Baskets
- Material: Natural Fiber
- Color: Brown
Story Behind the Art:
We are Jessica Figueroa and Lorena Bianchi. We believe that dreams must begin in our hearts, are developed in our minds and are worked with our hands to become reality. Our story involves a venture that's become a dream-come-true for many Maya women in Guatemalan women. Imagine you are enjoying a view of green mountains, fresh air when you suddenly become aware of the forest's scent. After that, you learn that there are some artisans with magical hands that are able to create beautiful, ecological crafts from the pine needles that carry that scent. This is how our project began in 2013 -- with the talented hands of artisan women who knew how to transform natural resources into crafts that convey the essence of nature. We travel once a week to a rural village in Western Guatemala. We work together to develop new designs and techniques to teach other women. We understand the importance of providing work opportunities to Maya women, their families and communities. We are currently working with more than 100 Maya women. We try to visit them once a week and make sure they are paid fairly for their work. We always try to incorporate new designs and create high quality woven items. This path hasn't been an easy one, but we've managed to overcome many obstacles. The women's smiles and empowered attitudes have taught us that nothing is impossible and this is priceless in our eyes. When we look back and remember the wonderful sight of the Guatemalan forest, the magical hands that we saw one morning and the long path we've walked together, we're very grateful for everything we've achieved. Although we are sure there'll be hard work ahead, we smile when we think about all the dreams we have yet to achieve.
What is Worldstock?
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
|Country of Origin||Guatemala|
|Dimensions||2.4 inches high x 17 inches wide x 11.25 inches deep|
|Country of Origin||Guatemala|
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