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Magen David in Blues Fair Trade Handmade Kippot/Yarmulkes -- Limited Edition Royal Blue Star

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Purchasing our fair trade handmade Magen David in Blues kippah is the highest form of tzedakah! It provides income to the artisans who crochet MayaWorks kippot which means better food on their family table, better access to health care and school for Maya children. Each Magen David in Blues yramulke is approximately 6 inches in diameter, but variation may occur due to the handmade nature of the kippah. Indigenous artisans love bright colors and craft their designs using colors reflected in their “traje”, the traditional Mayan dress used by indigenous men and women in Guatemala. Blue hues are predominant in this kippah with a touch of gold. They come in two designs: Navy blue star and royal blue star. The Guatemalan yarmulkes are 100% cotton. We recommend hand washing in cold water and line drying. Your purchase of our handmade Magen David in Blues kippah is a wonderful mitzvah. You can make a difference in the lives of a Maya family in Guatemala!

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Magen David in Blues Fair Trade Handmade Kippot/Yarmulkes -- Limited Edition Royal Blue Star

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The Chuchiyá artisan group of Santiago Atitlán crochet these magnificent yarmulkes. Santiago, located on the shores of Lake Atitlán, is a region that suffered greatly during the civil war. In spite of the hardships this community has endured, the women of Chuchiyá are a joyous group. They love to come together to crochet MayaWork's fair trade kippot and gossip about their husbands! Each handmade kippah takes approximately 4 hours to create. The women crochet to generate a steady income for their families. They are paid a fair wage for each kippah. The Chuchiyá artisans receive literacy trainings, eye exams and eyeglass donations, skills and leadership trainings, low-interest microloans as well as scholarships for their daughters to attend school. Several years ago on a MayaWorks tour to Guatemala, a Jewish friend saw MayaWorks artisans making hacky sacks. She said if the women can make hacky sacks they can make kippot! And thus a new MayaWorks product was born! MayaWorks hand-crocheted yarmulkes are its best selling product and create much needed work for our artisan partners many of whom have limited economic opportunities in Guatemala. The Maya are a very respectful people and take extra care when crocheting our handmade yarmulkes because they understand the importance of kippot to the Jewish community. We hope you like our Magen David in Blues kippah!