This carefully hand beaded bracelet features Guadalupe, the Catholic Virgin Mary. The bracelet is 2” wide and is just under 6” long (7 1/4” from end to end). Red bracelet has a ball clasp while the silver has a cylinder shaped clasp. This bracelet is ethically made by Sanik Cooperative.
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."