Maria creates her magnificent home decor collection in San Antonio Palopó with a group of female weavers using traditional foot pedal and backstrap looms. They travel every day by public transport to get to Panajachel to sell their handmade products in the larger market here. Without a stand or locale, Maria carries most of her items on her head and walks the streets looking for buyers. María is one of our first and oldest artisan partners and we will always admire her strength and determination.