Fair Trade Embroidered and Beaded Crochet Kippa
Completely designed by women artisans of Guatemala who are known for their exquisite embroidery work, these fair trade kippa (yarmulke) are elegantly crocheted. Adorned with embroidered flowers, accents and seed beads. Your purchase of this Fair Trade Kippa provides income to the artisans who crochet the kippot, which means better food on their family table, better access to health care, and school for Maya children.
Materials: 100% cotton
Size: 6″ diam
Cold water wash
Meet the Artist: Mayan Women of Guatemala
The Mayan women who make these beautifully crocheted and beaded kippahs live in the Highlands of Guatemala. They often work together in small groups for social purposes, and also have the option or working at home where they can easily care for their children. Dunitz & Company, the organization that imports these kippot and a member of the fair trade organization, supports and contributes to a few organizations that help those living in the community where its beadwork is crafted. “Pueblo a Pueblo," a community based charity, funds many grass root projects including child education and lunch programs as well as mother-infant care. “Hospitalito Atitlan” is the only hospital that cares for those living in the community in which Dunitz works. “Puerta Abierta” is a free library that also offers reading classes.