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Maya women artisans of Santiago Atitlán make MayaWorks fair trade beaded holiday ornaments.  Santiago is a small indigenous village on the shores of beautiful Lake Atitlán which is actually a caldera formed in an eruption 84,000 years ago.  The Maya on Lake Atitlán speak one of the 21 indigenous languages spoken in Guatemala today, Tzutujil.  About 30 indigenous Guatemalan women create the hand-beaded jewelry, Christmas ornaments, and personal accessories of MayaWorks.  In particular, the beaded Christmas ornaments are a great source of work for Maya artisans.  They can bead the fair trade Christmas ornaments from home which allows them to take care of children and elderly family members.

Santa Christmas Ornament

  • This Santa is one of the most popular Christmas ornaments in the MayaWorks ornament collection and will be the perfect complement to your Christmas tree this holiday season! This hand-beaded Santa ornament is crafted with Czech glass beads and has a brown or pink face with beaded beard detail. This Christmas ornament measures 2-3/4 inches in length and is double-sided. The beaded loop is a generous 2 inches allowing for effortless hanging on your Christmas tree. This Santa makes a great gift for those who appreciate the craftsmanship of hand-beaded ornaments.
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