These hand-woven "One for Me - One for You" friendship bracelets are ideal for all your close friends and buddies. The idea and technique of weaving friendship bracelets was learned by the Mayan Indians from travelers that came to Guatemala in the 1960's. Travelers made friendship bands and gave them to good friends they made on their long journeys. Those traveling for a long time could have their wrists full of bracelets from friends all around the world.
Hand crafted by Guatemalan artisans from De La Selva, these bracelets give a special message of friendship and unity.
Each package includes two matching 11" bracelets: One for Me - One for You
Bracelets are assorted colors, and styles of weaving
Packaged in an attractive envelope with the friendship bracelet story on the flap
Handmade in Guatemala and fair trade imported.
De La Selva Artisan Story
“From The Mayan People To You” – De La Selva, located near La Antigua in San Juan del Obispo Guatemala, is a producer and global exporter of high-quality Mayan and Guatemalan handicrafts. The organization began its journey as an exporter of Guatemalan handicrafts in 1991 and after 19 years of hard work, team support, and market development, the company has evolved to approximately 35 staff members who work from the main office situated in San Juan del Obispo.
De La Selva works with artisans from all over this diverse country; each artisan is known for making a specific handicraft. Some of their popular product lines include the Mayan worry dolls, crochet stress balls, glass beaded jewelry, woven friendship bracelets, and miniature ceramics.
Apart from being a successful craft exporter, De La Selva plays other important roles in the lives of these artisans and their communities. Most importantly, the organization provides a market to artisans for their crafts which helps to supplement the income they receive from farming. De La Selva also partners with donors and developmental agencies from all over the world to make a difference in the socio-economic status of it’s producer artisans. Through various efforts, De La Selva has been able to achieve commendable results in providing basic infrastructure for far flung communities in Guatemala where their artisans reside including: local school facilities, cleaner drinking water, waste management, and other services. The journey does not end here and there are many more parallel developmental projects that the organization is working around. The De La Selva team along with it’s many supporters dream of making these indigenous communities self-sufficient so that they and their families are able to lead a better life.
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