ORIGIN: SANTA ANTONIO PALOPÓ
ETHNICITY: MAYA KAQCHIQUEL
María lives and creates her magnificent designs in San Antonio Palopó with a group of women weavers in her community. To reach a larger market, the women travel everyday by public transportation to get to Panajachel to sell their handmade items by foot. Without a stand or locale, María carries most of her items on her head and walks the streets looking for potential shoppers. Working nearly 7-days a week, María is extremely innovative and eager to discuss exclusive designs and customizable products for new customers. Your support means a lot to Maria and the future of the women’s weaving cooperative. And if you ever come to visit, Maria loves to host visitors at her house as a part of our ethical weaving tours on Lake Atitlan!