Pom Pom Charm - Tuscan Sun
These fun charm's vibrant colors and cute pompom balls make them virtually 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 mountain town of el Triunfo. Woven at home allows women to stay in their village to care for the children while receiving fair wages.
Color as pictured: Pink, Yellow, Teal
Every Hiptipico product is handmade by Maya artisans which produces one-of-a-kind variations. This makes them uniquely charming and distinct from factory-made accessories.
Give Back: Your purchase provides a dignified job opportunity to indigenous artisans in rural Guatemala, aiding in their quest to escape poverty.
Details: 12 inches long. Pompoms 1.5 inches diameter.
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.