Origin: Santa Catarina Palopó
Ethnicity: Maya Kaqchiquel
Teresa and several other women in a small village on the shore of Lake Atitlán started an artisan group dedicated to elaborating new embroideries. Originating out of the need to survive and support their growing families - their cooperative quickly became a hub for new artisan innovations. They successfully adapted to the oversaturated Guatemala tourist market by designing a completely new product - gorgeous woven greeting cards. Now, Teresa’s whole family is involved in the small business, sharing the responsibilities of selling and developing new ideas.