Mayra Basket by Mayan Hands

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Mayra Basket by Mayan Hands.

The Mayra Basket, handwoven of pine needles and pajon, a native grass of the Guatemalan highlands, features a central pinwheel design and gracefully curved handles. Its versatile size and shape make it a perfect fruit or bread basket or a handy receptacle to organize projects and mail. Handmade and fair trade.

This basket is named for the young daughter of a Mayan Hands basket maker. Mayra stayed with her mother as she worked on the design and was thrilled with the completed basket. Her mom's income through fair trade means Mayra will have the opportunity to attend school, something her mother was not able to do as a girl.

Handmade of Pine needles, pajón(wild grass) and raffia.
It measures approximately 9″ diameter base, 10.5″ top excluding handles, 14″ including handles, 2.75″ high.

About Us

Our Mission

Mayan Hands is a fair-trade nonprofit dedicated to providing economic and educational opportunities to Maya women and girls, so that they can build sustainable futures for themselves, their families and communities, as they continue to live within the culture they cherish.

Our Vision

We envision a world in which skilled women artisans are celebrated for their talents, receive sustainable, fair pay for their work, and have the financial stability needed to develop their potential and make decisions for their future.

Artisan Partners

Mayan Hands collaborates with 15 artisan groups in the rural Guatemalan highlands, representing about 200 skilled craftswomen. Artisans speak one (or more!) of four Mayan languages: K’iche’, Kaqchikel, Tz’utujil, or Achí. Some also speak Spanish.

In our early days, we worked with backstrap loom weavers. Today, products showcase artisan partners' wide range of skills: numerous styles of weaving, pine needle basketry, crochet, macrame, needle felting, and embroidery.

Mayan Hands is committed to long-term partnership with artisan groups. Some artisans have worked with us for more than 30 years!

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs