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Basket de Paja
Basket de Paja
Basket de Paja
Basket de Paja

Basket de Paja

Regular price $12.00 Sale

Basket made from paja and cotton hand woven by the women of Sanik Cooperative.  These baskets are lightweight and incorporate colored cotton along the rim and navy blue cotton along the base of the basket.

  • 5 1/4" x 1 3/4"
  • As a handwoven item, slight variations will occur
  • Ethically Made

 

Sanik is an artisan cooperative located in the western highlands of Guatemala, in the region of Sololá.

The name Sanik (saan-eek) comes from the Maya Kaqchikel word for worker ants.  Kaqchikel, the local native language, is the way the women naturally express themselves and conduct group business. The artisans chose the word Sanik because "on their own ants cannot accomplish much, but as a group they can accomplish great things."  Together, they have since accomplished incredible feats, such as creating global fair trade partnerships and implementing a scholarship program for their children. In the words of the artisans, "Weaving is our life. It is what allows us, the women, to put bread on the table for our children."