San Marcos La Laguna Huipil
San Marcos La Laguna is located in Sololá. This town is very visited by foreigners and nationals. San Juan has a hill that is visited by tourists and spiritual guides of the Tzutujil Mayan ethnic group who perform spiritual ceremonies, which is why you can find ancient ceremonial altars. In this huipil highlights the red color as it represents the blood and the history of this place. The neck has a colorful embroidery that represents the rainbow and the joy of all the people in this place.
*Please note: this is a pre-order. San Marcos La Laguna Huipil will be delivered in 1.5 months after confirming your order.
Handmade in San Marcos La Laguna, Sololá by Lucía.
Measurements: 23.5" W x 21" H when folded. It has open sides
Material: 100% cotton.
ENGLISH: Lucia, age 44, has lived in the artisan village of San Marcos La Laguna all her life. She dropped out of school after sixth grade to help with the household, and learned weaving and embroidery from her mother. A mother of four, she put her talents to work by buying fabrics to embroider and sell, and her business grew. She now has two loans from Friendship Bridge that she’s invested back in her business, which has allowed her to sell products in seven different markets around Lake Atitlan. “I feel very blessed to be a part of Friendship Bridge,” Lucia says. “Throughout the years, they have never left me alone. They have advised me, encouraged me, and given me capital for my business.”
ESPAÑOL: Lucía, de 44 años, ha vivido toda su vida en el pueblo artesano de San Marcos La Laguna. Abandonó la escuela después del sexto grado para ayudar en el hogar, y aprendió a tejer y bordar de su madre. Madre de cuatro hijos, puso en práctica su talento comprando telas para bordar y vender, y su negocio creció. Ahora tiene dos préstamos de Friendship Bridge que ha invertido en su negocio, lo que le ha permitido vender productos en siete mercados diferentes alrededor del lago Atitlán. “Me siento muy bendecida por formar parte de Puente de Amistad”, dice Lucía. “A lo largo de los años, nunca me han dejado sola. Me han aconsejado, me han animado y me han dado capital para mi negocio”.
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