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Mayan Hand Beaded Fair Trade Medicine Bag Necklace

SKU: MMB-4

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These tiny medicine bag necklaces are truly examples of wearable art, designed and skillfully crafted by young women from the village of Santiago Atitlán, on Lake Atitlán. These handbeaded pieces have a small beaded pouch with a beaded loop closure. Great for storing small treasures or medicine! Pouch measures 2 ¼” tall x 1 ¼” wide, 1 ½” long tassles at bottom of pouch, with an 11” necklace drop length. The handbeaded medicine bag necklace makes a wonderful gift for jewelry lovers who enjoy traditional handcrafted pieces of art. Select from assorted colors: black flower, purple flower, black and silver, blue, or multicolor.

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$18.00

Mayan Hand Beaded Fair Trade Medicine Bag Necklace

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These beautiful, handbeaded necklaces are created by indigenous artisans from the town of Santiago Atitlán on the shores of Lake Atitlán in Guatemala. Santiago Atitlán is located across the lake from the popular tourist destination of Panajachel, nestled between two volcanoes, Tolimán and San Pedro. The majority of residents are indigenous Maya and speak the native Tz’utujil language. Artisans from this town are known for their expert weaving, embroidery, and beading skills. The women who bead items for MayaWorks have perfected their skills over 15 years. Each keychain is made with care by the women of Santiago Atitlán who receive a fair wage for their work, literacy trainings, as well as professional skills trainings.