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backstrap loom weaving

We believe that business should be good for the world.

We search out one-of-a-kind handmade items where craftsmanship, tradition and creativity are paramount.

We support the dignity of human work in an increasingly automated world and mass-produced merchandise.  Your purchase helps support artists, their families and their communities.

We have just recently returned from our first visit to Guatemala since the start of the pandemic.  It unfortunately coincided with a spike in cases of the COVID Delta variant and many businesses were locked down or closed due to the lack of tourists.

We also found that two of the artisan groups we visited are mourning the passing of their organizations' founders.  The pressure on artisans and small businesses is intensifying during the pandemic. 

 Your donation to Studio Maya is an investment in people.  Treat yourself or someone you love to the perfect gift that is created with love, devotion and care while making a purchase that makes a meaningful difference.