You can tell everyone in your next yoga class that your bag was handcrafted by talented indigenous artisans from the small community of Chixot located near Comalapa in the central highlands of Guatemala. These artisans are paid a fair wage for their work and work in safe conditions from the comfort of their own homes! The Chixot group is comprised of 11 individuals, mostly women and some men who are excellent sewers and take on some of MayaWorks most difficult projects. They hand weave all of the fabric in the Yoga Mat Bag on a treadle foot loom using ancient Guatemalan techniques that have been passed down in their culture. The Chixot artisans also do all of the sewing and construction on the bag as well. They are so happy to be provided with this work and glad to offer you their carefully crafted products!