Collection: Asociacion Chajulense de Mujeres

"We are a non-profit association, without political or religious interests, made up of 3,000 women from the municipalities of Chajul, Nebaj and Cotzal. We are dedicated to strengthening women economically through two programs: Community Banks and Sale of fabrics. 'The Chajulense Association of United Women' for Life was born as a search for economic alternatives for women in the Ixil area (Chajul, Nebaj and Cotzal).
Employment options are very scarce for women in rural areas of these municipalities, so we encourage them to have their own businesses that can improve the living situation of families.
The Association began its work in the year 2006 and was legally constituted in 2008 with the mission of promoting the comprehensive and participatory development of women by facilitating community organization through community banks for investment in productive projects and the production and marketing of fabrics.
We contribute to the improvement of the quality of life by training and empowering women in economic and social development in a way that is ecologically appropriate."
--Juana, President of the Board of Directors

 

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    Handwoven Cotton Scarf/Table runner

    Regular price $79.00 USD
    Regular price Sale price $79.00 USD
    Handwoven Cotton Scarf/Table runnerHandwoven Cotton Scarf/Table runner
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    Handwoven Pot Holder

    Regular price $19.00 USD
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    Handwoven Pot HolderHandwoven Pot Holder
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    Handwoven Cotton Dishtowel

    Regular price $24.00 USD
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    Handwoven Cotton DishtowelHandwoven Cotton Dishtowel
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    Ixil Motif Coin Purse

    Regular price $9.00 USD
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    Ixil Motif Coin PurseIxil Motif Coin Purse
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    Pom Pom Earrings

    Regular price $16.00 USD
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    Pom Pom EarringsPom Pom Earrings
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    Paa'ch koyoq' Table Runner - Violet

    Regular price $89.00 USD
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    Paa'ch koyoq' Table Runner - VioletPaa'ch koyoq' Table Runner - Violet
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    Paa'ch koyoq' Table Runner - Plum

    Regular price $89.00 USD
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    Paa'ch koyoq' Table Runner - PlumPaa'ch koyoq' Table Runner - Plum
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    Paa'ch koyoq' Table Runner - Misteltoe

    Regular price $89.00 USD
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    Paa'ch koyoq' Table Runner - MisteltoePaa'ch koyoq' Table Runner - Misteltoe
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    Handwoven Coasters (Set of 6)

    Regular price $38.00 USD
    Regular price Sale price $38.00 USD
    Handwoven Coasters (Set of 6)Handwoven Coasters (Set of 6)
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    Milpa Table Runner - Holly

    Regular price $90.00 USD
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    Milpa Table Runner - HollyMilpa Table Runner - Holly
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    Handwoven Oven Mit

    Regular price $24.00 USD
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    Handwoven Oven MitHandwoven Oven Mit
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    Paa'ch koyoq' Table Runner - Cielo

    Regular price $89.00 USD
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    Paa'ch koyoq' Table Runner - CieloPaa'ch koyoq' Table Runner - Cielo
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    Indigo Table Runner

    Regular price $90.00 USD
    Regular price Sale price $90.00 USD
    Indigo Table RunnerIndigo Table Runner
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    Paa'ch koyoq' Table Runner - Holly

    Regular price $89.00 USD
    Regular price Sale price $89.00 USD
    Paa'ch koyoq' Table Runner - HollyPaa'ch koyoq' Table Runner - Holly
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    Pom Pom Hair Ties (set of 2)

    Regular price $6.00 USD
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    Pom Pom Hair Ties (set of 2)Pom Pom Hair Ties (set of 2)
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    Handwoven Toiletry Bag

    Regular price $35.00 USD
    Regular price Sale price $35.00 USD
    Handwoven Toiletry BagHandwoven Toiletry Bag

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.

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