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Aj Quen

Aj Quen

Country: Guatemala

 

Aj Quen – which means “The weaver” in Cakchiquel – is one of the oldest hand-weaving associations of Guatemala.

The organisation is formed of 27 associated groups, totalling around 800 people. They are all descendants of the four Mayan groups: Quiché, Cakchiquel, Tzutujil and Kekchí.

Of the Aj Quen craft workers, 96% are women, some of whom have been widowed by political conflict. They work with handlooms operated by foot pedals and on back strap looms. The women are able to work from home to stay with their families or have formed their own workshops.

Their weaving techniques have been passed through the generations and today they enable these women to create beautifully rich textiles and generate a regular income.

The organisation supports the women with training and education.

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Navy tote handbag with a lovely grey bow made by women in Guatemala.

Aj Quen

Canvas Tote Bow Bag Blue

£25.00
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Canvas Tote Bow Bag Blue

£25.00

Blue
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Hot pink tote bag with a chic yellow bow adorned on the side. AJ Quen has been working with a handweaving association since Feb 1989, in Guatemala.

Aj Quen

Canvas Tote Bow Bag Pink

£25.00
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Aj Quen

Canvas Tote Bow Bag Pink

£25.00

Pink
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Handwoven canvas brown bag adorned with a lovely pastel yellow bow and handles. Made by AJ Quen the largest weaving association in Guatemala. AJ Quen has been working since 1989 with women from all across Guatemala.

Aj Quen

Canvas Tote Bow Bag Yellow

£25.00
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Aj Quen

Canvas Tote Bow Bag Yellow

£25.00

Yellow
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Delrio Handwoven scarf made by Guatemalan weavers who are helped by AJ Quen. The largest weaving association in the area.

Aj Quen

Delrio Cotton Handwoven Scarf - Green

£15.00
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Delrio Cotton Handwoven Scarf - Green

£15.00

Green
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Delrio Cotton Handwoven Scarf - Salmon Pink

Aj Quen

Delrio Cotton Handwoven Scarf - Salmon Pink

£15.00
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Aj Quen

Delrio Cotton Handwoven Scarf - Salmon Pink

£15.00

Salmon Pink
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Delrio Cotton Tote Bag - Green

Aj Quen

Delrio Cotton Tote Bag - Green

£25.00
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Aj Quen

Delrio Cotton Tote Bag - Green

£25.00

Green
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Delrio Cotton Tote Bag - Salmon Pink

Aj Quen

Delrio Cotton Tote Bag - Salmon Pink

£25.00
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Aj Quen

Delrio Cotton Tote Bag - Salmon Pink

£25.00

Salmon Pink
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