- Brass, gold plating & semi-precious stones
- 1.5" L (3.8 cm)
- Handmade in & fairly traded from Guatemala
Made by: Altiplano
All of Altiplano's products are handcrafted in the highlands (Altiplano) of Guatemala. Based on the beautiful shores of Lake Atitlan, beneath towering volcanoes, Altiplano has been providing fair wage and employment for over 20 years. The Altiplano collection passes through many hands before reaching the consumer. Working with many of the same artisans since its inception, the quality and design of Altiplano products reflect years of experience. Altiplano provides employment opportunities to cooperative groups, small family businesses and to women in their own fair trade workshop.
Whether drawing from traditional techniques, or exploring new ones, owner/designer Shari Zarin is inspired by the skill and motivation of the many artisans that she works with. These artisans create exceptional textile collections using natural dyes and traditional weaving technique on backstrap looms.
In an effort to support traditional life, Altiplano offers women the opportunity to work at home, making them available for their children, and other domestic duties, while earning financial independence.