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The Guatemalan Hand Beaded Coin Purses are expertly crafted by 30 Maya artisans in Santiago Atitlán, along the shores of Lake Atitlán. Each coin purse requires expert beading skills and a meticulous eye to perfect the designs. 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 became a popular tourist destination. Resting on beautiful Lake Atitlán, Santiago boasts exquisite weaving, embroidery and beading traditions. They are especially known for the embroidered birds and flowers crafted into their tradition dress called "traje".

Hand Beaded Coin Purse

  • These Guatemalan Hand Beaded Coin Purses are a handcrafted piece of art. Handmade with glass beads, each purse is lined with a silky nylon lining and closes with a zip-top closure. The hand beaded coin purse measures approximately 4.5” wide x 3.25” tall. They are great for organizing items in your purse or bag, and hold credit cards, IDs, metro passes, and change. These fair trade coin purses are crafted by indigenous Maya women on the shores of Lake Atitlán in Santiago Atitlán. The purchase of this fair trade product provides a fair income for the women who make them.
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