MayaMam Weavers

MayaMam Weavers handwoven Guatemalan shawl
Mayamam Weavers, Guatemalan weaving collective

Mayamam Weavers

 

We are a group of Maya Mam women from the town of Cajolá in western Guatemala. For us Maya, weaving has been a way for thousands of years to express our identity, our love of beauty and to relay the wisdom of our ancestors. Our ancestors left an extraordinary legacy to us and to all of humanity — a vision of the universe that allows us to know our place in that universe and that guides our lives in harmony with every other person’s purpose in life so that we all develop to our full potential.

We decided to work together so that we could improve our lives and the lives of our children. Lack of income is a major problem in our community — nearly 40% of our town has migrated to the U.S. By creating and selling beautiful and durable woven products for men, women and the home, we are earning income that is creating a better future for our families.

 

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Somos un grupo de mujeres de Maya Mam del pueblo Cajolá que está ubicado en el oeste de Guatemala. Para nosotros, tejer ha sido una manera de expresar nuestra identidad y el amor de la belleza y, también, transmitir la sabiduría de nuestros antepasados. Nuestros antepasados nos dejaron un legado extraordinario- una visión del universo que nos permite saber nuestro lugar en el mundo y que nos guía las vidas en armonía con propósitos de cada persona en la vida para que nos transformemos en todo nuestra potencial.

Decidimos trabajar juntos para que podamos mejorar nuestras vidas y las vidas de nuestros niños. Una falta de renta es un gran problema en nuestra comunidad- casi 40% de los habitantes han emigrado a los E.E.U.U. Creamos y vendemos productos tejidos durables y hermosos para hombres, mujeres y el hogar y este nos deja ganar una renta que crea una futura mejorada para nuestras familias.

 

MayaMam Weavers hand woven Guatemalan belt

MayaMam Weavers hand woven Guatemalan belt

 

Mayamam Weavers Guatemalan table runner and placemats

Mayamam Weavers Guatemalan table runner and placemats

 

Mayamam Weavers Handwoven Cobalt Blue Striped Kitchen Apron Handwoven in Guatemala

Mayamam Weavers Handwoven Cobalt Blue Striped Kitchen Apron Handwoven in Guatemala

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