Pasmolón Huipil

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Type: Artwork

*Please note: this is a pre-order. Pasmolón Huipil will be delivered in 2.5 months after confirming your order. 

Handmade in Pasmolón, Cobán by Elvira.

Measurements: 35.5" W x 16" H.

Material: 100% cotton.

ENGLISH: Elvira, from the Mayan Q’eqchi’ ethnic group, is originally from a rural community of Tactic in Alta Verapaz, in the northern region of Guatemala. She speaks her native language Q’eqchi’ as well as Poqomchi’, and very little Spanish. After losing her mother at age 15, Elvira and her eight siblings began taking care of themselves. Now a single woman at 36, she shares a house with three of her sisters and one brother. Her dream is to grow her textile business and open a small convenience store. “I have high hopes for [Friendship Bridge],” Elvira says. “I hope to be able to progress both in my business and in my personal life.”

ESPAÑOL: Elvira, de la etnia maya Q’eqchi’, es originaria de una comunidad rural de Tactic en Alta Verapaz, en la región norte de Guatemala. Habla su lengua materna, el q’eqchi’, y el poqomchi’, y muy poco español. Tras perder a su madre a los 15 años, Elvira y sus ocho hermanos empezaron a cuidar de sí mismos. Ahora, soltera a los 36 años, comparte casa con tres de sus hermanas y un hermano. Su sueño es hacer crecer su negocio textil y abrir una pequeña tienda de conveniencia. “Tengo grandes esperanzas en [Friendship Bridge]”, dice Elvira. “Espero poder progresar tanto en mi negocio como en mi vida personal”.


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