Posts in : Guatemalan Gifts

  • Mar
    10

    Stroll in the Park!


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         Taking casual walks in the park are increasing going the way of the dinosaurs. This is an alarming trend considering one of the biggest problems facing American citizens is a lack of healthy time outdoors. So what could be the cause of this? Are people finding less time to go outside or are there simply less parks and public leisure areas? In any case, this trend is alarming and should be reversed.
         Join me, help reverse this trend, and enjoy what nature has to offer you. Yet, be sure to not forget to bring sunscreen, shades, a jacket, or whatever else you might need to stay comfortable outdoors. That is why I always carry my Guatemalan Huipil Hobo Bag when going outdoors so that I can be prepared for any weather. So grab your Guatemalan Huipil Hobo Bag, go outside, take a breath of fresh air, lie in the sun, and enjoy a leisurely walk. You will be amazed at how great you feel afterwards.
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  • Feb
    26

    Green is in the Air


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    St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and for many Irish and non-Irish alike, the holiday is a time to celebrate and show off your green apparel and jewelry.  My mother, an Irishwoman with unparalleled pride in her culture, is often the first to wear the ceremonial green and pinch anyone who dares not.  If you are someone who struggles finding something green in your wardrobe, like myself, I would recommend looking into our Foliage colored Fair Trade Capullo Bracelet and Foliage colored Luzy Beaded Necklace.  They are green, and therefore work for the holiday, but also they match many other colored clothes due to the addition of earth tones of gold and brown.  If you want to get something green for St. Patrick’s day that does not only come out of your wardrobe once a year, these are the gifts to get.  Wearing the Foliage colored Capullo Bracelet with the Luzy Beaded Necklace easily match and are appropriate for the entire year.

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  • Dec
    06

    Guatemalan Huipil


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    Overnight Bag-Huipil GeometricHuipil (pronounced wee-peel) is the Spanish word for the traditional woven blouses worn by Mayan women for many centuries.  They are still worn in Guatemala today and these woven shirts are now being made into beautiful and unique purses and other woven products.  The weave or design of each huipil can identify the woman who wears it; her village, personality, marital status, etc. are all represented within the fabric.  When you purchase one of our Guatemalan huipil purses you are not only receiving a one of a kind, beautifully made purse but you are also helping to support the Mayan culture and the local artisans who are maintaining this tradition.  Usually taking several months to complete, each huipil is a work of art that is so well made that it can last up to 30 years.

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  • Dec
    03

    Guatemalan Worry Dolls


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    worry doll.2According to Guatemalan legend, worry dolls have the ability to take away the worries that might keep you awake.  By telling one worry to each doll and then putting the doll under your pillow, you are actually freeing your mind of that worry.  The legend states that the dolls will take away the worries during sleep and thereby allowing the owner of the dolls not only a good nights sleep but also the ability to wake up worry-free in the morning.  These dolls are handcrafted in Guatemala and are clothed in traditional Mayan costumes.  They typically stand about one-half to one inch tall.  Our Guatemalan Worry Dolls come in sets of four but you may use fewer or more depending on the worries you are experiencing.  Studies have shown that even the act of voicing our concerns and worries will help to relieve the stress and pressure of everyday life.

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