Handwoven Fair Trade Tallit and Bag – Burgundy
This fair trade tallit and matching bag are hand-woven by Maya artisans in the highlands of Guatemala. The tallit is decorated with diamond shapes that, for the Maya, represents the four corners of the universe as well as the volcanoes of Guatemala. Fringe on the tallis is hand-tied. By purchasing this tallit, you are helping community development happen through the economic development of women, who otherwise have limited ways to participate and contribute to the economic health of their communities. A beautiful mitzvah to inspire and enhance your prayer experience.
Materials: Handwoven 100% cotton
Size: small 22″ x 72″; large 36″ x 72″ ; bag 13″ x 10″
Hand wash cold water and line dry
Meet the Artist: Lila Carmen Osario
Lila, a skilled weaver, is the founder of the Tzanjuyu MayaWorks group in Guatemala. MayaWorks believes that community development happens through economic development of women. MayaWorks is a nonprofit social venture that empowers indigenous women of Guatemala to achieve economic security by providing markets for their handcrafted products, access to microcredit loans and expanded educational opportunities.Learn More