|The Aj Quen Association is one of the oldest
associations in Guatemala.
In fact, Aj Quen means "the weaver" in the Cakchiquel Maya
language. The association is comprised of 800 craftspeople from 26 artisan groups. Most of the craftspeople are
women from four Maya groups, the Quiche,
In addition, the association has trained more than 40 artisan groups,
helping craftspeople gain finiancial
stability. Training is a key component of the Aj Quen
mission to "cooperate with the community's development as a
whole." This pretty cotton tote bag, made from
handloomed cotton, was made by women in the Aj Quen
|This bag is a roomy 10-1/4 inches high by
15-3/4 inches wide b 5 inches deep. The 25 inch straps
are a perfect length for carrying heavy loads by shoulder or
by hand. This practical machine washable bag is a perfect blend of the traditional and the modern. It's adorned with a Maya style belt, but it has lots of pockets, both inside and out, including one for your cell phone. The regular prices if $49.95, but you can get it today for $37.96.