These hand-painted bird notes or peace messengers are made by artisans from De La Selva in Guatemala. Write a note to your loved ones or send thoughts to a friend with these hand-sculpted doves shaped by the warm hands of the indigenous Mayan people.
Single dove measures 1” high x 2” diameter
Includes rolled paper for you to inscribe a note
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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