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Mayan Beaded Swirl Earrings


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These new fair trade beaded earrings add an elegant touch to any outfit. Handmade by Maya artisans in Guatemala, each pair of earrings is made of beautifully colored Czechoslovakian glass beads spun into a circular pattern with a complimentary accent bead at the center. These stylish hand beaded earrings are lightweight and the perfect size to add just the right amount of shine to any outfit. At approximately 1 inch in diameter, these earrings can be worn for a subtle touch of sparkle during the day or to glam up an outfit for a night out. Available in purple, black, turquoise or multicolored beads. The indigenous artisans who create these beautiful earrings benefit greatly from their purchase, helping them to support their families and strengthen their communities. These fair trade earrings are as meaningful as they are stylish.

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Mayan Beaded Swirl Earrings

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In the coastal town of Santiago Atitlán, on beautiful Lake Atitlán in Guatemala, 30 Maya beaders create these beautiful beaded pieces. The women of Santiago have a particularly interesting story in that much of the violence that occurred during Guatemala’s 36-year civil war affected this community. After the Peace Accords were signed in 1996, Santiago revived itself as a bustling indigenous town and tourist destination. Santiago Atitlán boasts exquisite weaving , embroidery and beading traditions. The Maya women of Santiago earn a fair wage for their beaded work, which provides them with the income to purchase nutritious food for their families and educate their children.

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