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Why Ixil Collective?
Ixil [ee-sheel] Collective is a collaboration between Maya Ixil weavers and an American designer.
Because the Ixil region of Guatemala is far off the beaten tourist path, there is very little direct access to a market for artisans. Instead, artisans (primarily indigenous women) sell their wares for dismal prices to middlemen who then transport them to large markets in other parts of the country and turn a profit for themselves.
Ixil Collective was created to help these remote artisans earn a more substantial market share.
All designs are based on traditional Ixil dress and motifs and are made by Ixil artisans living in the towns of Chajul, Cotzal and Nebaj in the Quiché region of Guatemala.
I bought three different colors to combine - so cheerful and easy to use and store away also - it feels good supporting such a good cause.
They are beautifully made to perfection. I will buy more.
Full-flavored and with a distinct "terroir". Love it.
The headband was made well and the colors are nice together- it is strong and thick-
Well made masks 😷 It holds shape very well as well.
I'm so pleased with the towels I ordered to give as gifts. One of the recipients told me it's too beautiful to use as a dish towel and she considers it a work of art. I love the earthy colors. I will be ordering more. I think people love a gift that is also helping to support the amazing artisan women in Guatemala.
I ordered 5 masks and am very happy with them. I wish they had a nose grip/would form closer to my nose but even without that feature, the masks are working out beautifully.
So comfortable for extended wear and easily washed; such a nice connection with IXIL artisans; a vibrant way to be and keep others safe;
The pictures don’t capture the full vibrancy of these beautiful cards featuring traditional weavings. I love them! Each one is a unique delight and so much fun to share!
Great bag, size is roomy and interior lining is light colored so you can find things easily. Workmanship is first rate.
I love my new mask. It's fun & fits well!
I love these earrings and am excited they're now a part of my eclectic earring collection! They're a good metal quality and I don't experience any irritation when I wear them despite having sensitive ears.
The face masks are beautiful! They’re thick and the colors are beautiful.
They are small. I wish they would come in different sizes. I ordered 6 and they were delivered within a few days. 👍🏽
I just put these on today and I am in love!
Just love my new shawl. It's always a wonderful feeling to support a female owned small business that cares so much about its artisans. It's especially wonderful when you love the item they produce & it showcases lovely craftsmanship and upcycled textiles. I can tell I will get a lot of use out of this shawl / scarf / throw. The colors are very neutral and at the same time offer a welcome pop!