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Hand-Beaded Fair Trade Guatemalan Christmas Ornament – Star

SKU: MOR-S

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This hand-beaded holiday ornament will be an exquisite adornment on your Christmas tree. The beaded holiday ornament is handmade by the Maya Tzutujil from Santiago Atitlán Guatemala. Artisans carefully string each Czech glass bead to create this delicate holiday star. This Guatemalan ornament comes in a variety of colors including blue, green, red, silver and gold and measures 3-1/2 inches wide by 2-1/4 inches tall. It has a 1-3/4 inch beaded loop for easy hanging on your holiday tree. Our beaded holiday ornaments make a great gift for teachers or for that special someone who appreciates the craftsmanship of handmade treasures from the Maya of Guatemala.

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Hand-Beaded Fair Trade Guatemalan Christmas Ornament – Star

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Our handmade holiday star ornament is beaded by indigenous Maya artisans from Santiago Atitlán. Santiago is situated on the shores of one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, Lake Atitlán. It is a place filled with indigenous folklore and yet it suffers a painful history of violence due to Guatemala’s 36 year civil war. In spite of their painful past, Santiago’s indigenous Guatemalan artisans find joy in weaving the symbols of nature into their Christmas ornaments, handmade jewelry and personal accessories. With the income they earn from crafting handmade holiday ornaments, the women of Santiago are able to provide more nutritious meals for their children, send them to school and dream of a brighter future for them!