Origin: Momostenango, Totonicapán, Guatemala
Ethnicity: Maya K’iche’
Jesus Vicente and his family have a quaint home workshop and local storefront in Panajachel. Jesus employs workers in Momos and Panajachel with fair wages and just working conditions. These are the elements we look for in an artisan partner. Someone with close ties to their heritage and generations of traditional crafts.
Don Vicente has an incredible eye and him and his wife have unique designs that they elaborate together. Unlike other business in Panajachel, the Vicente family have extremely high standards, which can be easily seen in the quality and workmanship of his final products. Using traditional wool techniques, they create weekenders, tote bags and backpacks with the traditional patterns.