Artisanal XL Pom Tassel - 015
Actual Pom Tassel Pictured
These fun XL pom's are irresistible. The easy to loop construction offers endless styling possibilities. Add to your favorite bag, hang over a doorway or attach to any zipper. These pompoms provide steady employment to a small group of women in the rural mountains of Guatemala. Woven at home allows women to stay in their village to care for the children while receiving fair wages.
100% Cotton. Braided detail.
No two poms 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 same and imperfections are to be expected and appreciated.
This pom is part of our Woven Collection and supports female weavers that don't have access to markets! This specific collection was created so you know exactly the female weaver behind your products. Every item in this collection was crafted with traditional weavings direct from our female artisan partners [not the market]. Purchasing authentic textiles directly from weaving cooperatives allows us to have a full understanding of the entire supply chain and offer truly honest production.
Shop knowing exactly the woman weaver behind your product!
Approx 18" long
Origin: El Triunfo, Pujijil
Ethnicity: Maya Kaqchikel
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.