This handwoven hot pad is crafted by the talented indigenous artisans of the community of Chixot, which is located in the central highlands of Guatemala near Comalapa. The group is comprised mostly of women but also a few men. The Chixot artisans have amazing sewing skills which are apparent in the beautiful craftsmanship of this handmade product. The Chixot artisans earn a fair wage and work under safe conditions from their homes. The income they bring in allows them to better support their families. Using this hot pad in your kitchen reflects the beautiful colors and culture of Guatemala!