Artisanal Face Mask - El Triunfo 1005
Each mask is handmade using 100% cotton fabric made by Juanita in El Triunfo, Sololá. We are all about appreciating and preserving indigenous textiles, so we always want to use every bit of the woven design. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Thank you for wanting to rock artisan-made masks during this pandemic. Your support helps ensure we are able to provide our artisans with a dignified job opportunity instead of them looking elsewhere to receive handouts.
And please remember these are for fashion use only. We did our best to designed them to fit over a professional surgical mask. This Mask is washable and reusable.
100% Cotton. Double-Layered. Inside Lining and Backing. Elastic attachments.
No two masks are the same! Hiptipico prides itself on uniqueness and authenticity. Every Hiptipico product is 100% handmade and has the human touch of the weaver and maker in each stitch. This makes our products uniquely charming and distinct from factory-made accessories. No two are exactly the same and imperfections are to be expected and appreciated.
This mask is part of our Zero Waste Collection, which features textile treasures from indigenous villages all around Guatemala, a country world-famous for its intricate textiles and hand-embroidery. This collection is all about art appreciation and revival! When purchasing huipiles for crafting our artisanal bags, we make it our priority to select only textiles that could no longer be worn to truly give them a second life.
This mask is NOT a medical, surgical mask or N-95 respirators. CDC guidelines now recommend wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
The Mask is not a replacement for medical-grade protective equipment. If you need that type of equipment please consult a healthcare professional.
And remember using this Mask does not replace other recommended measures to stop the community spread of COVID-19. Please continue to follow CDC guidelines, practice social distancing, wash your hands, and refrain from touching your face.
W 6'' x L 8.5''
Elastic: 11'' length
ORIGIN: EL TRIUNFO, PUJIJIL
ETHNICITY: MAYA KAQCHIQUEL
Ten women in El Triunfo, an isolated community in the western highlands of Sololá, gathered together to form a weaving cooperative. Juana, the founder of this women’s group, is the only female in her community that speaks Spanish and got up enough courage to leave the village to look for more business opportunities. Through the sale of hand-woven and hand-crafted goods, they have united to support their families and preserve their culture. The women use the art of back strap weaving to express their cultural identity, create their unique clothing, and generate income for their families.