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Indigenous women beaders of Santiago Atitlán craft MayaWorks fair trade mezuzzot. Santiago is a small indigenous village on the shores of beautiful Lake Atitlán in the highlands of Guatemala. The Maya there speak Tzutujil, one of the 21 indigenous languages spoken in Guatemala that derive from the ancient Mayan language. A visitor to Santiago Atitlan is overwhelmed by the friendliness of its people, the beauty of the volcano-ringed lake, the vibrant colors, and the quality of the artesania. Beading the handmade mezuzzot is excellent work for indigenous women who want to stay home to care for their children. They can work from home while earning an income to support their children's education.

Beaded Jewish Mezuzzot

  • MayaWorks Fair trade beaded mezuzzot will bring a bit of Guatemala into your home. The beaded mezuzah is made with a flip-top covering to place a klaf inside and beaded loops to secure by a doorway. The fair trade mezuzah is 5 inches tall with an additional 2-1/2 inches of beaded fringe that hangs from the bottom. It is handmade with primarily white and blue Czechoslovakian glass beads. The Star of David appears in the center of each of our Mayan mezuzah. Purchase a Guatemalan beaded mezuzah for every room in your home! Makes a wonderful inexpensive fair trade gift for the first-time home buyer.
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