ORIGIN: QUIEJEL, QUICHÉ
ETHNICITY: MAYA K’ICHÉ’
The women in the Quiejel cooperative joined together to establish a formal weaving cooperative to better support their families and community and to preserve their indigenous culture.Yolanda, the Quiejel group leader is one of the most entrepreneurial artisan partners we have! She leads this group of women in a remote village on the outskirts of Chichicastenango to develop new and innovative designs ready for export. Yolanda is a master weaver and has created many textiles for both our camera straps and bags. She specializes in an intricate hand-woven technique that is being lost amongst some of the indigenous communities. Yolanda is the creator of many of the designs in our woven collection and she created them with you in mind.